Kirta

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Kirta is a legendary Hurrian king. He is traditionally thought to have founded the dynasty of Mitanni though epigraphic support for that is thin. A seal was found reading "Šuttarna, son of Kirta , king of Maitani."[1] He may have reigned around 1540 BC as per middle chronology. His offsprings included Shuttarna I and Barattarna. Mitanni's rise under Kirta might have been facilitated by the disappearance of the Babylonian kingdom.[2]

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  1. ^ Lewy, Hildegard, (1964). “Notes on the Political Organization of Asia Minor at the Time of the Old Assyrian Texts.” Orientalia, vol. 33, pp. 181–198.
  2. ^ Espín, Orlando O.; Nickoloff, James B. (2007). An Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies. Liturgical Press. p. 1309. ISBN 978-0-8146-5856-7.
Preceded by
founder of the Mitanni kingdom
Mitanni king
fl. 1540 BC
Succeeded by