Aramu or Arame was the first known king of Urartu. This page lists the kings of Urartu an Iron Age kingdom in what is now eastern Turkey and Armenia. Urartu ( Assyrian: Urarṭu Urartian: Biainili Ուրարտու was an Iron Age kingdom in Eastern Anatolia ( Transcaucasia) rising Living at the time of Shalmaneser III (ruled 859 BC-824 BC), Aram united the Nairi tribe against the threat of the Assyrian Empire. Shalmaneser III ( Šulmānu-ašarēdu, "the god Shulmanu is pre-eminent" was king of Assyria (859 BC-824 BC and son of the previous ruler Nairi ( Armenian: Նայիրի in TAO or Նաիրի in RAO) is the Assyrian word rivers, given from the 13th to 10th centuries BC ( Early history The most Neolithic site in Assyria is at Tell Hassuna, the center of the Hassuna culture His capital at Arzashkun was captured by Shalmaneser. Arzashkun was the capital of the early Kingdom of Urartu in the 9th century BC, before Sarduri I moved it to Tushpa in 832 BC.
Aramu is believed to be the prototype of Aram, one of the legendary forefathers of the Armenian people. The Armenians (Հայեր Hayer) are a Nation and Ethnic group originating in the Caucasus and in the Armenian Highlands A large Historical Aramu had no Aramaic or connection to Biblical Aram, and the phonetic similarity is coincidental. 
Khorenatsi's History (1. The History of Armenia attributed to Moses of Chorene is an early account of Armenia, covering the mythological origins of the Armenian people 5) puts Aram six generations after Haik, in the chronology of Mikayel Chamchian dated to the 19th century BC. Hayk (hy Հայկ also transliterated as Haik) is the legendary patriarch and founder of the Armenian nation. Mikayel Chamchian (Միքայել Չամչյան Mik῾ayel Č῾amč῾yan; 1738–1823 was an Armenian Mekhitarist monk and historian who in 1784-1788 published The 19th century BC was the century which lasted from 1900 BC to 1801 BC
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