Although the written sources and the archaeological evidence available to us are still insufficient to give a clear picture of the formation of the Urartian kingdom and its early history, we do know that the kingdom of Urartu grew out of the fusion of related Hurrian tribes living in the Armenian highlands, particularly in the region round Lake Van, where conditions were especially favourable for the development of the two associated activities of stock-rearing and agriculture.
The very existence of the Vannic kingdom was unknown and unsuspected before the decipherment of the cuneiform texts. There are references to it in the Assyrian annals, the most important of which is Sargon's history of his campaign against Musasir, first published and translated by Thureau-Dangin, but the greater part of our information is derived from the native monuments. These begin with inscriptions in the Assyrian language belonging to Sarduris son of Lutipris, and recording the construction of the citadel of Van with stones from the city of Alniun.
With the dawning of the twentieth century, a long forgotten culture has been rediscovered in the Anatolian Highlands of Asia Minor. This ancient civilization, Urartu , which was centered about Lake Van, flourished from the ninth to the sixth century B.C., extending from Lake Urmia in the east to North Syria in the west. During its three hundred years of existence, the Urartian Empire was a formidable power. Later, it was vanquished and disappeared from the memory of man.
As if making the oldest known leather shoe wasn't enough, a prehistoric people in what's now Armenia also built the world's oldest known winery, a new study says. Undertaken at a burial site, their winemaking may have been dedicated to the dead-and it likely required the removal of any fancy footwear.
As to the origin and meaning of the name Armani, although we have given detailed explanations about them in our previous works, we consider it necessary to reiterate here some of the highlights because of the importance they have for the study of our present topic.
Őstörténeti kutatásaim közben, az emberiség legrégibb írott történetét vizsgálva fontos megállapításra jutottam. A múlt század elején és közepén a régészek, nyelvészek és történészek megemlékeznek egy népről, mely már jó néhány ezer évvel a sumirok megjelenése előtt Mezopotámiában élt. Ez a nép a su-subar, vagyis a szabir népcsoport.