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Mitanni (/mɪˈtæni/; Hittite cuneiform KUR URUMi-ta-an-ni; Mittani Mi-it-ta-ni), an aa cried Hanigalbat (Hanigalbat, Khanigalbat cuneiform Ḫa-ni-gal-bat) in Assirie or Naharin in Egyptian texts, wis a Hurrian-speaking state in northren Sirie an sootheast Anatolie frae ca. 1500 BC–1300 BC. Mitanni came tae be a regional pouer after the Hittite destruction o Amorite[1] Babylon an a series o ineffectual Assirie keengs creatit a pouer vacuum in Mesopotamie.

Kinrick o Mitanni
c. 1500 BC–c. 1300 BC
Cairt o the Near East ca. 1400 BC shawin the Kinrick o Mitanni at its greatest extent
Cairt o the Near East ca. 1400 BC shawin the Kinrick o Mitanni at its greatest extent
Caipital Washukanni
Common leids Hurrian leid
Govrenment Monarchy
King  
• circa 1500 BC
Kirta (first)
• circa 1300 BC
Shattuara II (last)
Historical era Bronze Age
• Established
c. 1500 BC
• Disestablished
c. 1300 BC
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Auld Assirian Empire
Yamhad
Middle Assirian Empire

ReferencesEedit

  1. Trevor Bryce (2005). The Kingdom of the Hittites. Oxford University Press. p. 98.