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*Atuna (kingdom)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Oct 30, 2020 06:48 AM History
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A kingdom in Tabal mentioned in royal inscriptions of the Assyrian kings Tiglath-pileser III (r. 744-727 BC) and Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC).

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/195325997

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  • Atunāja (Akkadian, 1000 BC - 540 BC)
  • Tunāja (Akkadian, 1000 BC - 540 BC)

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The name in Assyrian inscriptions is known only from ethnic names. The capital of this kingdom in Tabal was also called *Atuna, a city often identified as classical Tynna. The identification of *Atuna is not entirely certain and it has been suggested that the city was in the vicinity of Bohça, at Kızılırmak-Bogen, ca. 40 km west of Kayseri, since a Luwian inscription of Kurtis was discovered there; Kurtis might be the Kurtî of *Atuna mentioned in inscriptions of Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC).


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Jamie Novotny, '*Atuna (kingdom): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/195325997> [accessed: 30 November 2020]

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