Artashumara[1] (Mittani Aryan: Artasmara;[2][3] Akkadian: Artašumara[4]) was a pretender to the throne of Mitanni in the fourteenth century BC.

NameEdit

The name Artašumara is the Akkadian form of the Mittani Aryan name Artasmara, which is a cognate of the Vedic Sanskrit term ऋतस्मर (Ṛta-smara), meaning "he remembers Ṛta".[2][3]

ReignEdit

His reign was very short or non-existent before he was murdered, and his younger brother Tushratta, succeeded him.[5]

See alsoEdit

Preceded by Mitanni king
14th century BC
Succeeded by

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mario Liverani (2014). The Ancient Near East: History, Society and Economy. Routledge. Text 16.1
  2. ^ a b Witzel, Michael (2001). "Autochthonous Aryans? The Evidence from Old Indian and Iranian Texts". Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies. 7 (3): 1–118. doi:10.11588/EJVS.2001.3.830. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b Liverani, Mario (2014). "16.1. The 'mountain people' and the 'dark age'". The Ancient Near East: History, Society and Economy. Routledge. p. 273.
  4. ^ ar-ta-aš-šu-ma-ra in "CDLI-Archival View". cdli.ucla.edu.
  5. ^ Podany, Amanda (2010). Brotherhood of Kings: How International Relations Shaped the Ancient Near East. Oxford University Press. p. 198–. ISBN 9780199718290.