Toponyms “Armenia” and “Urartu” are Synonymous

Toponyms “Armenia” and “Urartu” are Synonymous

It is certainly known that Armenia and Urartu are synonymous. In Darius the Great’s Behistun inscription (ca. 520 BC), the Babylonian toponym “Urashtu” appears as “Armina” in Old Persian and “Harminuia” in Elamite, which correspond to modern “Armenia”. The land is called “Ararat” in Hebrew as well. The toponym “Urartu” appeared as a regional rather …

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