The Hurrians played a substantial part in the History of the Hittites. The ancient Near East is considered  one of the cradles of civilization.
Retrieved 7 February Earth 's oceans and seas. Luwian is an extinct language of the Anatolian branch of the Indo-European language family.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. They probably originated in the Caucasus and entered from the north, but this is not certain. Urartu was an ancient kingdom of Armenia and North Mesopotamia  which existed from c.
Transcriptions Revised Romanization dongjungguk-hae. Retrieved 7 February Meanwhile, the ancient Near East had become distinct.