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 (mĭ-tăn′ē, -tä′nē)
An ancient kingdom of northwest Mesopotamia between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers. Founded probably by Aryans, the kingdom was established c. 1500 bc, came under Hittite domination by 1350, and was conquered by Assyria c. 1275.

Mi·tan′ni·an adj. & n.
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Over the course of about 400 years, from 1500 to 1100 BC, this club variously included Egypt, Hatti (the land of the Hittites of Anatolia), Babylonia, Assyria, and Mitanni. In each state, kings and nobles led lavish lifestyles in their palaces and sent expensive gifts to one another; this created a far-flung international trade in luxury goods, feeding the palace economies.
On the other hand, the authors' argument that Shoshenq I's reference to the land of "Mitanni" is merely an anachronistic reference to Assyrian-dominated northern Syria may be compared favorably with the contemporary use by Adad-nerari III of the equally anachronistic term "Hatti" referring to the same general region (e.g., RIMA 3 207 [BM 131124]: 3).
A hodgepodge of ethnicities, the Indo-European tribal groupings of the Palaics, Luwians, and the Hittites themselves as well as Hattics had formed a strange core in the center of Anatolia, but now they had to absorb another people, the Hurrians, who challenged central authority but also often aligned with the ethnically-Hurrian empire of Mitanni. As a result, the Hittite Empire almost died out before it truly rose to prominence.
DemirtaE- made the remarks on Wednesday while speaking at the Mitanni Culture Center in the southeastern province of Mardin, where he also visited the Mardin municipal building.
Tonight, he sneaks off to Thebes, where he is recruited by a group planning to wage war against a rival empire, the troublesome Mitanni, and comes to the rescue of beautiful village girl Suhad.
Around 1500 BC it was part of the empire of Mitanni, but was captured by the Hittites after the battle of Kadesh in 1295 BC.
Topics include border delineation and the setting of boundary stellae during the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, Egyptian-Canaanite relations in the Second Intermediate Period as reflected by scarabs, relations between Amenhotep II and the Kingdom of Mitanni, archaeological findings at a settlement of the Sherden dated to the reign of Rameses III, parallelism between the biblical passage II Samuel 22 and the Israel Stela of Merneptah, Egyptian influence behind the names of Immanuel in the biblical book of Isaiah, Egyptian influence on the Southern Levant and the Kingdom of Judah during the 26th Dynasty, and the role of civil servants who participated in Egyptian military campaigns.
Head of Syrian archaeological mission working at the site, Suleiman Elias, said that the archaeological excavations at Tell Sha'ir began in 2006, noting that the study of pottery stone, discovered in the ancient platforms, had proved the succession of several civilizations in the site started in the 6th millennium BC by Hassouna civilization, then Uruk, Ninawa, Mitanni reaching to the Byzantine and Arab Islamic civilizations.