KIDEN-HUTRAN
(reigned C. 1235–1210? B.C.)
   Elamite king who launched two invasions into Babylonia, which at that time was ruled by local puppet kings appointed by the Assyrian monarch Tukulti-Ninurta I. In the first attack, Kiden-Hutran conquered Nippur and the city of Der. Several years later he took Isin and Marad.

Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia. . 2012.

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