Mannaeans

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Mannaeans

(mănē`ənz), ancient people of Asia Minor, occupying the region E of Assyria and SE of Urartu, in present-day NW Iran. Their kingdom, which flourished in the 9th and 8th cent. B.C., seems to have acted as a buffer state between the Urartians and the Assyrians until it was conquered (7th cent.) by Media. Excavations that began in 1956 succeeded in uncovering the fortified city of Hasanlu.
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This book combines evidence from archaeology, paleobotany, and ethnographic data to offer a portrait of the socio-political organization and day-to-day life of farming and herding peoples of the Zagros Mountains of Western Iran in the 1st millennium, including the Medes, the Manneans, and the Cosseans.
(8) As, to the best of our knowledge, the Manneans did not possess any script for their language, it stands to reason that the scroll in the officer's hands was inscribed in Aramaic ...
In the much-discussed SAA 10 112, for example, we see the Babylonian celestial diviner Bel-usezib deliberately bend the traditional method of interpreting an omen so that it would result in Esarhaddon's favor during a campaign against the Manneans. (52) The diviner discusses the possible oracular significance of the benchmark lunar appearances: the crescent moon at the beginning of the month, and the full moon on the fifteenth or sixteenth of the month.
In Sargon's letter to the gods, he uses these terms to describe kings whose cities lay astride the roads to the lands of the Medes and Manneans, kings who had not previously acknowledged the sovereignty of Assyria: ana emuqi ramanisunu takluma la idu belutu In their own strength they trusted; they know not lordship.