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Who were the Mitannians?

In this video, Dr Glenn Godenho explains how much we know about the Mitannians, and how much we still need to find out.

The Mitannians are perhaps one of the most enigmatic Near Eastern Superpowers. Despite their impressive empire, we know remarkably little about them, especially compared to the Egyptians or the Hittites. In this section, we’ll try to build a picture of who they were and what they accomplished.

At the end of the video, I ask if we can collaborate to better understand who the Mitannians were. In particular, can we search the internet to see what their material culture looked like? In order to help with this, look at this week’s interactive map. Try to find information on the web concerning Mitannians at the locations that I have highlighted. I have provided some weblinks, but you needn’t feel limited to them. Hopefully, we can get a flavour for what Mitannian culture looked like. Good luck!

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