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Armatana

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Inventory No 3101
   
Geographical Type City Land
Determinative URU KUR.URU
   
   
Literature Cornelius, F., 1958: "Geographie der Hethiterreiches", OrNS 27, 225-251, 373-398.

Cornelius F., (1958a),“Zur hethitischen Geographie: die Nachbarn des Hethiterreiches”, RHA 16/62: 1-17.

Cornelius, F., 1973: Geschichte der Hethiter, Darmstadt.

del Monte G. F.- J. Tischer, 1978: Die Orts und Gewässernamen der Hethitischen Texte, RGTC 6.

del Monte G. F., 1992: Die Orts und Gewässernamen der Hethitischen Texte, (RGTC 6/2), Wiesbaden.

Forlanini, M., 1986: ASVOA 4.3 Tav. 16.3.

Garstang, J. - O.R.Gurney 1959: The Geography of the Hittite Empire, London.

Goetze, A., 1940: Kizzuwatna and the Problem of Hittite Geography, New Haven.

Goetze, A., 1960: “Rev. of: Gastrang J.-Gurney O. R. 1959”, JCS 14: 43-48.
   
   
Administration
   
Cult
   
History Before I. Šuppiluliuma reaches throne, in his father III. Tudhaliya’s time Hitit Kingdom was surrounded by attacks and despoliations. One of these enemies was the Armatana Land: ‘’Armatananian enemy attacked from the other side and destroyed Hatti countries, determined the Kizzuwatna City as the border and destroyed Hattusa city down.’’ (KBo 6.28 obv. I 6 ff). As I. Šuppiluliuma took the throne, he arranged a military expedition to Kizzuwatna, which city was conquered by Armatana Land, and made an agreement with the king of Kizzuwatna (Goetze 1940: 12 ff).
   
   
Ancient Textual Documentation CTH 40: KUB 34.32 8
KBo 14.8 III 8’,17’,19’
KUB 34.32 11’
CTH 51: KBo 1.1 obv. 13, 22.
KBo 1.2 obv. 3
CTH 88: KBo 6.28 obv. 13
CTH 237: KBo 12.67 13’
   
   
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Localization
(sure or highly probable)
According to the text KBo 6.28 Armatana Land was located in Kizzuwatna Region.
   
Other Localization Proposals Gastrang-Gurney equalize Armatana and Arawana lands (1959: 44f), but Goetze has located Armatana in south of Išuwa (1940: 25f). Cornelius equalizes Armatana with Ramitha which is in North of Syria, near to Laodikea
   
   
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