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ⓘ Arawanna,Ara-Wanna. The Hittite-Luwian city-state and historical region of the same name in the south-west of the Armenian Highlands, which existed in the Bronz ..




                                     

ⓘ Arawanna

Arawanna,Ara-Wanna. The Hittite-Luwian city-state and historical region of the same name in the south-west of the Armenian Highlands, which existed in the Bronze Age and was mentioned by king Mursili II in his annals, where he writes that when Suppiluliuma I was king of the Hittites, the Aravanians invaded the land of Kaskians near "Sammahi". Some translators believe that this may be a Late-Hittite pronunciation of "Samuha", comparing Suppiluliuma of the mid-14th century BC, who managed to subdue Arawanna and other city-states, which had rebelled against his father, with king Suppiluliuma of the late 13th century BC. However, in other places of the annals Arawanna and Cascia are not connected with Samuha. King Mursili himself in the fifth year of his reign - c. 1317 BC - moved to the city of Zulila in the vicinity of Sammahi to save the Cascians from invasions near Samuha.

Arawanna took part in the coalition of states that rebelled against the Hittite king Tudhaliya III and were supported by the king of Mitanni Shuttarna II.