All About History: Book of Ancient Egypt

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4 1 . C. The heaviest concentrations can be observed to the east of the Tigris, but there are also Hurrians in Upper Mesopotamia, where they control several small states, and they have gained a foothold on the western bank of the Euphrates. It looks as if, coming from a generally north-easterly direction, the Hurrians moved down in ever-increasing numbers from the mountainous border of the Fertile Crescent, and advanced to meet the Amorites, who for their part had come out of the Syrian steppe.

2 §m, i, 120. ;§vn, 4, 114. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 18 NORTHERN MESOPOTAMIA AND SYRIA to bear witness to his prestige and power. We need only observe the marked deference Zimrilim shows him,1 the report already quoted in which he appears as the foremost sovereign of his age (above, p. 2 In this message, Iarimlim reminds his 'brother' that he had saved his life fifteen years before, at the time when he was coming to the help of Babylon, and that he had also given his support to the king of the town of Diniktum, on the Tigris, to whom he supplied five hundred boats.

6 The existence, during Zimrilim's reign, of Hurrian kingdoms in the north of Syria is another pointer tending to prove that the Hurrian expansion in Upper Syria had begun at the time of the Mari documents. It is now possible for us to appreciate the scope of the Hurrian 1 3 5 G, 2, 109. ; §v, 5, 39. G, 8, 9. See also below, p. 35. ff. , 236. * See below, p. 31. 6 See below, p. 4 1 . C. The heaviest concentrations can be observed to the east of the Tigris, but there are also Hurrians in Upper Mesopotamia, where they control several small states, and they have gained a foothold on the western bank of the Euphrates.

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