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The Land of Amqi, Amki, Amqa, or Amka (ancient Egyptian: ꜥmḳỉ) was a region in the Upper Levant under ancient Egyptian control during the New Kingdom. Amqi was probably located at the southern Beqaa Valley in Libanon; following the headwater of the Litani river downstream to the south.

A notable city situated in Amqi was Ḫašabu, which is named in inscriptions of Pharaohs Thutmose III and Amenhotep II.[1]

History[]

As a result of the Dahamunzu and Zannanza Affair, the Hittite king Šuppiluliuma I attacks cities in Amqi and takes large numbers of war prisoners back to Ḫatti.

See also[]

References[]

  1. Aharoni 1953, p. 157.

Bibliography[]

  • Aharoni, Y., 1953: The Land of 'Amqi. Israel Exploration Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3.
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