123: Amurrites and Where to Find Them

Abdi-Ashirta and the Rise of Amurru. In the later years of Amunhotep III (father of Akhenaten) and the early years of Akhenaten himself, events in the north began to trouble the royal court. The Egyptian empire, long established in Canaan and Syria, was under threat. Great powers were rising, and regional vassals were starting to fight amongst themselves. Into this milieu, a man named Abdi-Ashirta began to make waves... Episode date c.1365-1360 BCE. Music by Derek and Brandon Fiechter. Intro music by Keith Zizza. Support the show and get ad-free, extended episodes at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast


 

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