Ahatmilku

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Ahatmilku (fl. 1265 BCE) was a princess of Amurru, who became queen of Ugarit through marriage.

Life[edit]

Ahatmilku was a wife of the King Niqmepa of Ugarit and daughter-in-law of Niqmaddu II.[1] She held great wealth and influence.

She supported her youngest son Ammittamru II’s succession to the throne after the death of her husband.[2] She banished two of her sons to Cyprus, when they contested this, but made sure they had sufficient supplies.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sweeney, Emmet John (2007). Empire of Thebes, or, Ages in Chaos Revisited. Algora Publishing. p. 128. ISBN 0-87586-480-5. 
  2. ^ Only One God?: Monotheism in Ancient Israel and the Veneration of the Goddess Asherah by Bob Becking, Meindert Dijkstra, Marjo Korpel, Karel Vriezen
  3. ^ Marsman, Hennie J (2003). Women in Ugarit & Israel. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV. p. 660.