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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jan 23, 2018 11:28 AM History
Tribal people living in southwestern Asia, attested principally in Babylonia and western Iran during the second and first millennia B. C. The original homeland of the Kassites has yet to be identified, but it may have been located in the Zagros Mountains.

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unlocated, people, tribe (historical cultural group)


The Kassites gained control of northern Babylonia in the early 16th century B.C., sometime after end of the First Dynasty of Babylon, and conquered southern Babylonia by about 1475 B. C. With only minor interruptions, a Kassite dynasty ruled over southern Mesopotamia until ca. 1155 B.C. Long after the Kassite Dynasty came to an end, the Kassites survived as a distinct ethnic group living in the Zagros Mountains until Hellenistic times.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Kassites: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 25 February 2024]

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