Dakhamunzu: Ancient Egypt, Suppiluliuma I, Zannanza, Mitanni, Hittite Language, Conventional Egyptian Chronology, Carchemish, Amqu, Hattusa, Arnuwanda II

9786133751491: Dakhamunzu: Ancient Egypt, Suppiluliuma I, Zannanza, Mitanni, Hittite Language, Conventional Egyptian Chronology, Carchemish, Amqu, Hattusa, Arnuwanda II
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dakhamunzu (sometimes Dahamunzu) is the name of an Egyptian queen known from the Hittite annals The Deeds of Suppiluliuma, which were composed by Suppiluliuma I''s son Mursili II. The identity of this queen has not yet been established with any degree of certainty and Dakhamunzu has variously been identified as either Nefertiti, Meritaten or Ankhesenamen. The identification of this queen is of importance both for Egyptian chronology and for the reconstruction of events during the late Eighteenth Dynasty. The episode in The Deeds of Suppiluliuma that features Dakhamunzu is often referred to as the Zannanza affair, after the name of a Hittite prince who was sent to Egypt to marry her. The Dakhamunzu episode should be seen against the background of Egypt''s relations with the other major powers in Western Asia during the second half of the 14th century BC, more specifically the three-cornered struggle for power between Egypt, Mitanni and the newly arising power of the Hittites under Suppiluliuma I. During the late-Amarna period and its immediate aftermath we are almost totally dependent on the Hittite records for information on these matters.

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