Immeya

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Immeya
Mace Hotepibre Ebla by Khruner.jpg
Drawing of the mace handle with Hotepibre's name, gift for Immeya
King of Ebla
Reignaround 1750-1725 BCE
Successorpossibly Hammu[rabi]
Burial
"Tomb of the Lord of the Goats", in Ebla

Immeya was a king of Ebla, in modern Syria, reigning around 1750–1725 BCE.[1]:217–8

Reign[edit]

Immeya was most likely buried in the so-called "Tomb of the Lord of the Goats", in the royal necropolis of the western palace at Ebla,[1]:301–4 as suggested by a silver cup found here, bearing an inscription in his name.[1]:217–8 Assuming that, it is likely that the funerary equipment found in the tomb belonged to Immeya too. This included some objects in carved hippopotamus ivory,[1]:301–4 the remains of a throne decorated with bronze goat heads,[1]:338 and especially an ancient Egyptian ceremonial mace made of gold, silver and ivory, a gift from the 13th Dynasty pharaoh Hotepibre, who was a contemporary of Immeya.[1]:217–8:301–4

Immeya also appears as the sender of a letter to a ruler, which was also found at Ebla.[1]:217–8 One of his successors—not necessarily the direct one—was a certain king Hammu[...], whose full name was probably Hammurabi.[1]:217–8

As for other rulers of the third kingdom of Ebla, Immeya's name is Amorite; furthermore, it seems that "Immeya" was a hypocorism.[1]:217–8

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matthiae, Paolo (2010). Ebla. La città del trono (in Italian). Einaudi. ISBN 978-88-06-20258-3.Matthiae (2010), pp. 217-18