Hattusilis III

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Hattusilis III


the last important Hittite king; ruled during the New Kingdom, from circa 1304 B.C. to circa 1280 B.C.

Hattusilis III, the son of King Mursilis II, became king by overthrowing his nephew Urhi-teshub. He restored the power of the Hittite kingdom, moved the capital back to Hattusas, and concluded a treaty with the Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II, according to which Egypt recognized Hittite claim to northern Syria.


“Avtobiografiia Khattusili III.” In Khrestomatiia po istorii Drevnego Vostoka. Moscow, 1963. Pages 326–28.

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Otten, Die Apologie Hattusilis III. StBoT 24 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1981).
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