Washukanni

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Washukanni (or Waššukanni) was the capital of the Hurrian kingdom of Mitanni, from c. 1500 BC to the 13th century BC. Its precise location is unknown. A proposal that locates it under the so-far unexcavated mound of Tell el Fakhariya, near Tell Halaf in Syria, is rejected by Edward Lipinski.[1]

The city is known to have been sacked by the Hittites under Suppiluliumas I (reigned c.1344–1322 BC) in the first years of his reign, whose treaty inscription[2] relates that he installed a Hurrian vassal king, Shattiwaza. The city was sacked again by the Assyrian king Adad-nirari I around 1290 BC, but very little else is known of its history.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lipiński, Edward (2000). The Aramaeans: Their Ancient History, Culture, Religion. Peeters Publishers. p. 120. ISBN 978-90-429-0859-8. 
  2. ^ Suppiluliuma-Shattiwaza treaty excerpts. GeoCities, archived at webcitation.org and archive.org