The Hurrians

Hurri n.


( pl. same or Hurris) a member of a people, originally from Armenia, who settled in northern Mesopotamia and Syria during the 3rd-2nd millennium bc and were later aborbed by the Hittites and Assyrians. (See also Mitanni.)

Reference:

The Oxford English Reference Dictionary, © Oxford University Press 1996

 

1.”The Hurri-Mitanni kingdom of Armenia kept close contact with its western neighbor, Hittite or Hatti land. Masses of population were often transplanted from one country to the other. ”

* Vahan Kurkjian, “History of Armenia,” Michigan, 1968

2 “Yet the Hurrians did not disappear from history. Away to the North in their Armenian homeland, they entrenched themselves and build up the kingdom of Urartu.”

* Jacquetta Hawkes, “The First Great Civilizations,” London, 1967

3* “The new kingdom of Urartu, which proved to be the stronghold of the Hurrian race.”

* M. Chahin, “The Kingdom of Armenia,” London, 2001

4.Hurri n.

( pl. same or Hurris) a member of a people, originally from Armenia, who settled in northern Mesopotamia and Syria during the 3rd-2nd millennium bc and were later absorbed by the Hittites and Assyrians. (See also Mitanni.) Hittite & Assyrian Harri, Hurri The Oxford English Reference Dictionary, © Oxford University Press 1996

5.”All indications point toward the general region of Armenia as a main area of Hurrian concentration.”

* E. A. Speiser, “Introduction to Hurrians,”

6.”The Hurrians had a history of their own. Assyrian and Sumerian sources dating from the end of the third millenium B.C. supply our first information about this nation, people, and the land of Hurri, South of Caucasus. We also know that they come from the region of Lake Van in Eastern Anatolia (Armenian Highland), and are referred to as Horrittes by the Bible. Still, later in the ninth-seventh centuries N.C. the highland of Armenia were inhabited by a people who were related to the Hurrians and whose country bore the name Urartu, the Biblical Ararat”

* Dr. Johannes Lehman, “The Hittites,”

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“Queen Nefertiti of Egypt was a native of Mitanni. The Mittani Kingdom of Armenia was an off-shoot of the Hurrian kingdom. The Hurri and the Mittani in turn were the contemporaries the Hittites and the Hykos, within whom they shared many cultural and political aspects. Today, all these aforementioned nations are considered to be, in varying degrees, proto-Armenians, that is, we modern day Armenians are direct descendants of the remnants of those ancient tribes.”

* Artak Movsisyan, “Aratta: The ancient Kindgom of Armenia,” Yerevan, 1992.

* Artak Movsisyan, “Mithraic (Mehian) Writing in the Kingdom of Van (Biaynili, Urartu, Ararat),” Yerevan, 1998.

* Artak Movsisyan, “Aratta: Land of the Sacred Law,” Yerevan, 2001.

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