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Authored by: Trevor Bryce , Heather D. Baker , Daniel T. Potts , Jonathan N. Tubb , Jennifer M. Webb , Paul Zimansky

The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  September  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415394857
eBook ISBN: 9780203875506
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Kabnak (Kabinak) Late Bronze and Iron Age city in Susiana (region of mod. Khuzestan) in southwestern Iran. It is first attested as the seat of an Elamite governor called Athibu, subordinate of the C14 Elamite king Tepti-ahar, in seal impressions of Athibu discovered in the Late Bronze Age Elamite city now known as Haft Tepe (q.v.). Kabnak may therefore be the city’s anc. name. Subsequently, it appears (in the form Kabinak) in the record of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal’s conquest of Susa and other cities in 646.


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