Aka I of Commagene

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Aka I of Commagene also known as Aka I (Greek: Άκα) was a Princess from the Kingdom of Commagene, who lived in the 1st century BC. Aka I was of Greek and Armenian descent.

Aka I was the daughter of Princess Antiochis of Commagene and the identity of her father is unknown. Her maternal grandparents were King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene and Queen Isias Philostorgos of Commagene.

Very little is known on Aka I. She appeared to have died of unknown causes sometime between the late 30s or early 20s BC. Aka I was buried along with her maternal grandmother and her mother on a burial site called the Karakuş Tumulus.

Her namesake was Aka II of Commagene.

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