The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms in South-Eastern Anatolia

Trevor Bryce

in The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199218721
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739101 | DOI:
The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms in South-Eastern Anatolia

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Again, the same format as for Chapter 5. The largest area of the region was known as Tabal in the Iron Age. The individual kingdoms of which it was composed—Northern Tabal and Bit-Burutash, Atuna, Ishtuanda, Shinuhtu, Tuwana, and Hupishna—are dealt with at length (as far as our sources allow) along with their known rulers. The final part of the chapter deals with two kingdoms located along the coast south of the Tabal region: Adanawa, called Que in Assyrian texts, and to the east of it the kingdom known only by its Assyrian name Hilakku. Within the land of Adanawa the Karatepe inscription was discovered, a long bilingual inscription with Luwian hieroglyphic and Phoenician versions. It has proved an extremely important key to the decipherment of the Luwian hieroglyphic script. Its historical significance is discussed in detail in this chapter.

Keywords: Tabal; Bit-Burutash; Atuna; Ishtuanda; Shinuhtu; Hupishna; Adanawa; Que; Hilakku; Karatepe

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Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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