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Artashumara Akkadian: Artašumara[1]), brother of Tushratta and son of Shuttarna II, briefly held the throne of Mitanni in the fourteenth century BC.


He is known only from a single mention in a tablet found in Tell Brak "Artassumara the king, son of Shuttarna the king" and a mention in Amarna letter 17.[2][3] According to the later, after the death of Shuttarna II he briefly took power but was then murdered (by someone named Tuhi) and succeeded by his brother Tushratta[4]

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Preceded by Mitanni king
14th century BC
Succeeded by


  1. ^ ar-ta-aš-šu-ma-ra in "CDLI-Archival View".
  2. ^ Finkel, Irving L. “Inscriptions from Tell Brak 1984.” Iraq, vol. 47, 1985, pp. 187–201
  3. ^ Moran, William L. (1992). The Amarna Letters. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-4251-4.
  4. ^ Artzi, P., "The Diplomatic Service in Action: The Mitanni File”, in: R. Cohen and R. Westbrook (eds.): Amarna Diplomacy: The Beginnings of International Relations, Baltimore, London: 205–211, 2000