Ammuna was a King of the Hittites[3] ca. 1550–1530 BC (middle chronology)[4] or 1486–1466 BC (short chronology timeline).[5] The land seems to have suffered badly during his reign, and he lost a considerable amount of territory.[6]

Ammuna
PredecessorZidanta I
SuccessorHuzziya I
ChildrenTittiya
King Huzziya I[1]
Ištapariya
ParentKing Zidanta I[2]

BiographyEdit

FamilyEdit

Ammuna was the son of the King Zidanta I[7] and grandson of Hantili I.[8] He killed his father to become a king and had a large family.[9]

ReignEdit

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,[10] but he also had a daughter, Ištapariya.

External linksEdit

SourcesEdit

  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. ^ Kuhrt, Amélie (2020). The Ancient Near East: c.3000–330 BC, Volume One. Routledge. p. 230. ISBN 978-1-136-75548-4.
  5. ^ The Kingdom of the Hittites by Trevor Bryce. Online version.
  6. ^ Klengel, H. (1999). Geschichte des hethitischen Reichs, Leiden
  7. ^ Gwendolyn Leick, Who's Who in the Ancient Near East
  8. ^ Telepinu Proclamation, §13
  9. ^ Reign of Zidanta I Archived May 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Pax Hethitica: Studies on the Hittites and Their Neighbours by Yoram Cohen, Amir Gilan, Jared L. Miller
Preceded by Hittite king
ca. 1550–1530 BC
Succeeded by