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Statue of Idrimi
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This extraordinary magnesite statue represents Idrimi, ruler of Alalakh, a city-state in ancient Syria, around 1500 вс. It is inscribed in cuneiform with his biography.

Idrimi was of the royal house of Aleppo, and following a failed revolt, he and some of his family fled to Emar (now Meskene) on the River Euphrates. Determined to restore the family fortunes, Idrimi went to Canaan where he gathered troops and mounted a seaborne expedition to recover his territory. Eventually he became a vassal of the Mitannian king Parattarna, who installed him on the throne of Alalakh. According to the text, Idrimi had been ruling for thirty years when he had the statue inscribed, though it has been suggested that the inscription was added around 300 years later, to bolster national pride. The text ends with curses on anyone who would destroy the statue and blessings on those who honour it.

Statue of Idrimi


From Tell Atchatia (ancient Alalakh), modern Turkey, 16th century вс
Ht 104.1 cm
Excavated by Leonard Woolley



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