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Kammanu/Meliddu (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).
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A kingdom in eastern Anatolia, whose capital is classical Melitene (modern Arslantepe). Meliddu, which is sometimes referred to as Kammanu, was conquered by the eighth-century-BC Assyrian king Sargon II and its territory was given to Kummuhu.

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According to A. Bagg (RGTC 7/1, 257), Kammanu (that is, Melid) was made into an Assyrian province in 712 BC by Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC). Til-garimmu, one of Melid's walled cities, became the seat of an Assyrian governor. K. Radner (RLAss 11, 42-68, esp. pp. 48-49 no. 13), however, proposes that the area once occupied by Melid/Kammanu was annexed into the kingdom of Kummuhu, which in 708 BC became the Province of the Commander-in-Chief on the Left after Kummuhu was defeated by Sargon.

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Jamie Novotny, 'Kammanu/Meliddu (kingdom): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 11 December 2023]

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