David Kilpatrick wrote:Was this the Hittite Empire? They look like Hittites though I do easily get Assyrians confused with them, same barber but different hat maker
Dr. Harout wrote:Yes Yildiz is right, it was during the Urartian dynasty. In fact Urartu "Oo-rur-too" was mentioned in Assyrian inscriptions only as RRT, no vowels at that time. Could've been read as Ararat as well or Araratian kingdom. Anyway, I'm not a historian, but local inscriptions depict it as well as "Nairi" (Nayiri), or Biayni (Biayni=Van?, thus Van kingdom?).
As for Tushpa (Toosh-puh), it is present Van where you can find similar constructions and cuneiform inscriptions.
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