A Victory over Mari and the Fall of Ebla

  title={A Victory over Mari and the Fall of Ebla},
  author={Alfonso Archi and Maria Giovanna Biga},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={1 - 44}
  • A. Archi, M. Biga
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • History
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
For no more than fifty years during the twentyfourth century B.C., the political scene in northern Syria and the region of the Middle Euphrates was dominated by two equally powerful cities: Ebla and Mari. All the other city-states were obliged to submit to the hegemony of one of these two great centers, on occasion passing from one camp to the other.1 During an initial phase Mari succeeded in conducting an expansionist policy. A letter by the king Enna-Dagan clearly has the aim of intimidating… 
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