Sumerian inscription 'Haya' as early as 3000 BC way before 'Hayasa' of Hittite inscription 1400 BC
Akkadian inscriptions from as early as 2400 BC mention the 'Armani' (aka Armani-Subartu or Arme-Shubria) near Lake Van
Tutmoses III of Egypt (1500 BC) mentions the people of 'Ermenen' paying tribute when he held his court at Ninevah, and says that in their land "heaven rests upon its four pillars." (note: Tutmose III was the first Pharaoh to cross the Euphrates to reach the Armenian Highlands)
Old Persian name 'Armin' meant "dweller of the garden of Eden" (Persians also used this form 'Armin(a)' for Armenia)
Menua, king of Urartu (our Khaldi tribe cousins) mentions the 'Armeni' native in the "land of Ari" (Ariyan)
Hurrians also known as Armani-Subari were an Armenian tribe, "Har"an was the capital located near UrHai/Urfa at the time. "Har"-minni is the alternative way of saying "Ar"mani, which the "H" is silent and its pronounced as "Ar"mani. To this day Assyrians call Armenians by "Armani" (aka Armani-Subartu or Arme-Shubria) from the 2300 BC Akkadian inscriptions referring to them as Armani. Some scholars reveals that Hurrians are the same as Subarians, which reveals that "Armani"-Subartu is Hurrians. The land of Ararat or the Armenian Highland is the home of the "Aryan"(Indo-Europeans) people. Armenians refer to themselves as "Aryaee" (Aryan) in their language. The root word "Ar" meaning Sun, Light, Fire (the same as the word "Hurri/Hur") which is used in a lot of words such as Ararat, Aratta, Armenia, Armeni, Armen, Arev, etc etc. The root word which in Semitic form is "Ur". Also, language changes over course of 1000 year time periods and when moving to different lands. Even today Armenians have different sounds with words like "H" and "Kh" = "X" (example of the word Hurri/Khurri). Arevmdahye's are South-Western Armenians and Arevelahye's are Eastern Armenians in Iran and modern Armenia. Since ancient times words were pronounced slightly different but yet same meanings and same ethnic peoples. So the words Hurrian and Aryan are pronounced different but yet remain the same word and meaning.
Tigran the Great's crown (look here Armenians for his image) is exactly of the "Hurri"-Mitanni seal with the 2 eagles and sun with the 8 (number of eternity) rays. Hurri-Mitanni kings names like Artatama translates to "most righteous", which the first part of the word Arta is righteous is in Armenian. It is interesting to point out also that Artatama's (Armenian Aryan-IE name) title was "King of the Hurri", which yet again reveals that Hurrians are linked with Aryans. Tusratta translates to "ten chariots", and Tus is Ten in Armenian. Hurri/Hur the very word used now in Armenian, was the same word and meaning in "Hurri"-Mitanni times. The Khaldi (from the Nairi people), an Armenian tribe from the Hittites, mixed with the Armenians later in their history, that is why people refer to them with the term Indo-"European". Armenians refer to themselves as "Aryan" people. The Indo and Persian Aryans seperated from them during 1200 to 800 BC. That is why a little later the Persians established there empire in 500 BC.
The Armenian legacy of Sumer-Hurrian-Hyksos heritage in the second millennium B.C. had already developed a rich architectural style. This in turn spread and influenced the nearby cultures of ancient Near East. Building techniques and architecture as such reached a high degree of development during the period of the Araratian (Urartian) Kingdom of Van (XIIIth -VIth centuries BC).
The great Armenian civilization of Sumer was inherited and continued to progress under the powerful Armenian kingdoms of Hurri-Mitanni and Haiasa (ethnically and linguistically tied to their Indo-European kinsmen -- the Hittites) in the Second Millennium B.C.
We think that much before the Achaemenians, in the times of Hurri-Mitanni, the name Mihr was already known to the people, particularly to those living in the regions of Hurri-Mitanni or Armani-Subari (and later Arme-Subria) where Sasun is located, in the form of Mitra (or perhaps even as Mher). Otherwise, it would not have been so readily accepted by the people during the Achaemenian period or later.
The word Ar-ma-ni is a compound noun, where the first component Ar is none other than the name of the natioanal sun-god of the Armens,-AR- and the second component -ma-(me a varient) ssignifies 'build, make, beget, offspring, son'. Ma, with this meaning, was known to many peoples of the Ner East in antiquity. The goddess of birth and fertility, so well known in Asia Minor, was called by this very same name-Ma.(Ma also occurs in its reduplicated from -Mama or Mami in Assyro-Babylonian inscriptions). This root-word (and also its variant -me) is found also in Sumerian language with the same meaning. It results that Ar-ma (and its variant Ar-me) means 'built by Ar, born of Ar', or 'Ar's offspring', 'Ar's/Ara's son' ('the son of the sun', Arevvordi). The ending -ni (the plural-forming or toponymic suffix-ni is found in Subarian-Hurrian-Nairian place and tribal na We find the plural form ni also in Armenian.
Hurri is the Sun with the wings the very Hurri-Mitanni symbol. Hurri/Hur/Har = Fire, Sun, Light just like "Ar" to this very day in Armenian.
To clarify the issue since there is a lot of confusion, dividing "Aryan" people like the Indo-Aryans only being Hurrian-Aryan is misunderstood. Its not only Indo but "Aryan" is from the Armenian highlands, the Aryan peoples spread across to Persia and India etc. The "Indo" Aryans and Persian Aryans migrated south from Armenians (Aryans) around 800 BC to their lands.
There is no question that the Hurrian and Urartian languages were very similar, and some have used this evidence that the Hurrian Armenian tribes had origins in the Urartu area in and around Lake Van before migrating to South-Western Armenia. The Hurrian timeframe in Syria (South-Western historic Armenia), the area that the Hurri-Mitanni kingdom of Armenia was present (c. 2300-1200 BC) predates the timeframe of Urartu in Eastern Armenia (c. 1000-585), it is more often considered likely that the Armenians of Urartu had origins there, and fled from the South-Western Armenian Highlands into the Eastern part of Armenia after the Hittites and Assyrians conquered the region. Chronologically, the Urartian language seems to be a continuation of Hurrian dialects, and not the other way around.
Last point is that those who wrote the inscriptions were the elite. The common people didnt understand all of it at that time. There are even Armenian words today that are not understood, because of writers using difficult words.
 Extra info
Map showing "Nairi" near Lake Van part of Hurri-Mitanni and (K)Hayasa is there also http://satrapa1.com/....do/mitanni.jpg
This clearly shows at the time of King Bartarna 1450 BC the beginnings of Hurri-Mitanni, that they already had the area around Lake Van. That was there to begin with and then they stretched further west.
Egyptian sources apply the term 'nhr', Naharina or Nairi (from the Assyro-Akkadian word for 'river' or 'land of rivers' Tigris Euphrates and Armenian Highlands) referring to Hurri-Mitanni with Naharina (Nairi).
* Rafael Ishkhanyan, "Illustrated History of Armenia," Yerevan, 1989
Rafael Ishkhanyan points out the Sumerian words in Armenian, and its link with Hurrian as well
* Martiros Kavoukjian, "Armenia, Subartu and Sumer", Montreal, 1989
* Martiros Kavoukjian, "The Genesis of Armenian People", Montreal, 1982
* Hovick Nersessian, "Highlands of Armenia," Los Angeles 1998
Hovick points out that in the cuneiform inscriptions of Mitanni and Urartu are found Armenian words, and even some sentences which are used today in Armenian.
* Artak Movsisyan, "Sacred Highland: Armenia in the spiritual conception of the Near East," Yerevan, 2000.
Artak reveals the Mitanni kings IE names are in Armenian
* T. V. Gamkrelidze and V. V. Ivanov, The Early History of Indo-European Languages, Scientific American, March 1990
Look in Hurrians http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurrians
Now look down there in External links it has
Once you get there search Hurrian-Aryan and you will see it stands for Mitanni and the scholar explains it all in detail. And Aryan is the same as Indo-European. He explains all this there.
* Vahan Kurkjian, "History of Armenia," Michigan, 1968
"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. "
* Jacquetta Hawkes, "The First Great Civilizations," London, 1967
"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."
* M. Chahin, "The Kingdom of Armenia," London, 2001
"The new kingdom of Urartu, which proved to be the stronghold of the Hurrian race."
( 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.) Hittite & Assyrian Harri, Hurri The Oxford English Reference Dictionary, © Oxford University Press 1996
* E. A. Speiser, "Hurrians and Subarians," http://en.wikipedia....ki/E.A._Speiser
"The evidence as a whole admits of only one possible interpretation in the historical records of Assyria: the term Subarians is applied specifically to Hurrians."
* E. A. Speiser, "Introduction to Hurrians," http://en.wikipedia....ki/E.A._Speiser
"All indications point toward the general region of Armenia as a main area of Hurrian concentration."
* Dr. Johannes Lehman, "The Hittites,"
"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, 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"
"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.
Here are some good links:
http://www.angelfire...Azgaser/AR.html from Martiros Kavoukjian's Armenia, Sumer, Subartu, 1982
http://www.tacentral.com/history.asp 12,000 year history of Armenia
http://www.tacentral...uni/2ndwave.asp Aryan roots
http://arevordi.blogspot.com 12,000 year history of Armenia
http://www.armenianhighland.com 12,000 year history of Armenia
http://www.saintsark...rg/Language.htm roots of Armenian language
Edited by Ararat_arev, 08 March 2007 - 10:07 PM.