Arame (=Aramu)

Arame (=Aramu) in Wikipedia

Aramu or Arame (ruled 858–844 BC) was the first known king of Urartu.[1] Living at the time of Shalmaneser III (ruled 859-824 BC), Aram united the Nairi tribe against the threat of the Assyrian Empire. His capital at Arzashkun was captured by Shalmaneser.[2] Arame has been suggested as the prototype of both Aram (and, correspondingly the popular given name Aram[3]) and Ara the Beautiful, two of the legendary forefathers of the Armenian people.[4] Khorenatsi's History (1.5) puts them six and seven generations after Haik, in the chronology of Mikayel Chamchian dated to the 19th to 18th century BC.

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