see KassitesKassites
or Cassites
, ancient people, probably of Indo-European origin. They were first mentioned in historical texts as occupying the W Iranian plateau. In the 18th cent. B.C. they swept down on Babylonia, conquered the region, and ruled there until the 12th cent. B.
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1: Sur les inconnus 'connus': Cassites, Elamites, Suteens, Subeens, Guteens et Subareens.