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Amurru

Background

Amurru was an Amorite and Caananite kingdom that was located in northern Syria between the 14th and 12th centuries BCE. The first recorded leader was named Abdi-Ashirta who was a vassal of the Egyptian Kingdom. His son named Aziru was responsible for switching his allegiance from the Egyptians to the Hittites under the rule of king Suppiluliuma I.

Around 1,200 BCE the kingdom of Amurru was destroyed by the invading Sea Peoples during the period of the Bronze Age Collapse along with the rest of the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

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