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*Atuna (kingdom)

a Pleiades place resource

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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).

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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 <> [accessed: 13 April 2024]

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