There is a strong connection between ancient Egypt and Canaan and Amurru as parts of the Greater Region of Mesopotamia in which Akko played an important role through the Amarna Letters or Amarna Tablets representing the diplomatic correspondence between the ancient Egyptian administration and its representatives in the Middle East during the New Kingdom, between c. 1360 – 1332 BCE.

These letters were written in ‘Akka’dian cuneiform which was the writing system of ancient Mesopotamia instead of ancient Egypt. Could that be an indication that the ruling pharaoh (and his consort) were of Mesopotamian origin? Was that the reason that ‘Akhe’naten during his reign (c. 1353 – 1334 BCE) was treated and portrayed differently and was that the reason why he tried to change Egypt’s traditional religion? Not “the beautiful one has come” (Nefertiti) but “the beautiful ones have come” – the “non-Egyptians” with revolutionary ideas.

Playing with these “Ancient Connections” sometimes reveal the true origin of names and meanings: Akko – Acre – Akhe – Akka – S Akka Ra and Sakkara which is strongly related to “Sakhra”, the Arabic word for (the) “ROCK”