Ammuna

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Not to be confused with Amun.
Ammuna
Predecessor Zidanta I
Successor Huzziya I
Religion Hittite religion
Children Tittiya
King Huzziya I[1]
Ištapariya
Parent(s) King Zidanta I[2]

Ammuna was a King of the Hittites[3] ca. 1486–1466 BC (short chronology timeline).[4] The land seems to have suffered badly during his reign, and he lost a considerable amount of territory.[5]

Biography[edit]

Family[edit]

Ammuna was the son of the King Zidanta I[6] and grandson of Hantili I.[7] He killed his father to become a king and had a large family.[8]

Reign[edit]

A fragmentary chronicle of Ammuna’s reign is known. The annals seem to indicate that Ammuna successfully plundered Neša, but was fighting it again soon after. He also seems to have fought against the city of Šattiwara and the city of Šuluki.

His successor was his son Huzziya I,[9] but he also had a daughter, Ištapariya.

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ The Transjordanian Palimpsest: The Overwritten Texts of Personal Exile by Jeremy M. Hutton
  2. ^ Edict of Telipinu, §18
  3. ^ Ḫattuša – Boğazköy; Das Hethiterreich im Spannungsfeld des Alten Orients (szerk. Gernot Wilhelm), Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden
  4. ^ The Kingdom of the Hittites by Trevor Bryce. Online version.
  5. ^ Klengel, H. (1999). Geschichte des hethitischen Reichs, Leiden
  6. ^ Gwendolyn Leick, Who's Who in the Ancient Near East
  7. ^ Telepinu Proclamation, §13
  8. ^ Reign of Zidanta I
  9. ^ Pax Hethitica: Studies on the Hittites and Their Neighbours by Yoram Cohen, Amir Gilan, Jared L. Miller
Preceded by
Zidanta I
Hittite king
ca. 1486–1466 BC
Succeeded by
Huzziya I