Aziru

(fl. 1350–1320 BC)
   Ruler of Amurru. Son of Abdi-Ashirta. He continued his father’s policy of conquest and took over the local Egyptian capital, killing the Egyptian commissioner. He still protested his loyalty to Akhenatenin the Amarna letters. Aziru was summoned to Egypt to explain his actions but was allowed to return to Amurru to face a Hittite advance. He renounced his Egyptian allegiance and became a vassal of the Hittite king Suppiluliuma I.
   See also Benteshina.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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