- an ancient kingdom, c1270–750 b.c., in E Turkey, on the shore of Lake Van: often invaded by Assyria.
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Urartu was also overrun by the fierce barbarians from the north.
Both Urartu and Assyria were sufferers from the brigandage of these allies.
(860-825)—The kingdom of Urartu and its conquering princes: Menuas and Argistis.
Urartu comprised the district of Ararat proper, the province of Biaina, and the entire basin of the Arzania.
Abandoned by the Khti, he sought allies further north, and entered into a league with the tribes of Nari and Urartu.