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The reason for this confusion comes from them being known through records of other peoples, then mainly from the Hittites. It is also not clear wchat people group they were of, hence also not known who may be their descendants. One theory says they were the Sea Peoplea conjecture that is among the most likely, even if it has weaknesses, or limitations.
On the positive side, there are many congruences between the Ahhiyawa and the Sea People, both in geography and time. But on the negative side, while it is quite possible that the Sea People stemmed from the Ahhiyawa, only parts of the Ahhiyawa can have become Sea People.
Additionally, the Sea People were probably formed by more than just the Ahhiyawa. One proof toward establishing a connection is that there are indications that the Sea People were formed by a group called Ekmesh, which was the name the Hittites used for Ahhiyawa.
Another theory says they were the Achaeans of Homer, early Mycenaean Greeks. A third theory says they were the ancestors of the Trojans. This is the least likely theory, as Troy is believed to have been destroyed at a later time in history than the rise of the Ahhiyawa.
What we know What we know for certain about the Ahhiyawa is precious little. And as mentioned, sources are indirect, most from the Hittites, the neighbour people. Another neighbour of the Ahhiyawa were the Lukka people, a fact that only helps us in locating the Ahhiyawa geographically.
The Ahhiyawa must have inhabited western Anatolia or one of the islands in the Aegean Sea, or both. Sources tell us that their main base in Anatolia was Millawanda.
They were most likely a powerful seafaring nation, and since their rulers were called "Great King" by Hittite kings, they are believed to have enjoyed great freedom and independence. Yet they lived through long periods in peace with their neighbours, especially the Hittites, and there were many direct and friendly relations.
This is best illustrated by the story of the Ahhiyawa bringing a statue of their main god to the Hittite king Mursilis 2 to cure his illness. The harmony between the Ahhiyawa and the Hittites was broken around BCE, when king Attarissiya led several attacks on Hittite vassals and main villages.
When the Ahhiyawa disappeared as a power or as an independent power is not possible to discern from any sources.ANCS Dr Lane terms. STUDY. Kingdom -->Battle of Actium) Roman Period. 31 BCE - CE. Death of Alexander. BCE rise of the Ptolemaic kingdom.
Battle of Actium. 31 BCE, fall of the Ptolemaic kingdom. Ahhiyawa Letters. Late Bronze Age could be the basis for historical evidence for a Trojan vs Greek war 26 total letters Ahhiyawa bears.
The Bronze Age kingdom of Ahhiyawa first becomes prominent on the Aegean coast of Anatolia, being mentioned in Hittite texts, but it remains of minor importance. Its main base or capital is Milawata (Millawanda, classical Miletus) and its people are usually believed to be Mycenaeans.
The most important Bronze Age kingdom in western Anatolia during the latter part of the thirteenth century BC was that of Ahhiyawa. Unfortunately, little is known of it, even down to its exact location and the origin of its people.
While scholarly opinion is hotly divided, there may be a connection. The most important Bronze Age kingdom in western Anatolia during the latter part of the thirteenth century BC was that of Ahhiyawa.
Unfortunately, little is known of it, even down to its exact location and the origin of its people. While scholarly opinion is hotly divided, there may be a connection.
Ancient World / Ahhiyawa Ancient kingdom lasting from before BCE until later than BCE, in lands that may have corresponded with modern western Turkey; but is a case where even this basic knowledge may be questioned.
The kingdom of Arzawa, located roughly in western Anatolia, was a threat to the Hittites throughout most of the fourteenth century B.C. but toward the end of that period was decisively defeated and broken up into provinces.