Urartu Civilization Timeline

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  • c. 1500 BCE - c. 1200 BCE
    The Hayasa-Azzi confederation flourishes in ancient Turkey and Armenia.
  • c. 900 BCE - c. 590 BCE
    The Urartu civilization flourishes in ancient Armenia, eastern Turkey and western Iran.
  • c. 860 BCE - 840 BCE
    Reign of Arame, the first named king of the Urartu civilization.
  • c. 835 BCE - 825 BCE
    Reign of Sarduri I, king of the Urartu civilization and founder of the capital Tushpa.
  • c. 810 BCE - 785 BCE
    Reign of Menua, king of the Urartu civilization.
  • c. 785 BCE - 760 BCE
    Reign of Argishti I, king of the Urartu civilization.
  • c. 782 BCE
    The fortress of Erebuni is constructed in ancient Armenia.
  • c. 780 BCE
    Argishti I, king of the Urartu civilization, campaigns against the Hatti and Dsopk.
  • 776 BCE
    Argishti I, king of the Urartu civilization, founds the city of Argishtihinili (Armavir).
  • c. 760 BCE - 743 BCE
    Reign of Sarduri II, king of the Urartu civilization.
  • c. 743 BCE
    Tiglath Pileser III's conquest of the Kingdom of Urartu.
  • 736 BCE
    Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III attacks Tushpa, capital of Urartu.
  • 719 BCE - 717 BCE
    Border wars between Assyria and the Kingdom of Urartu.
  • 714 BCE
    Sargon II's Urartu Campaign, Urartu defeated.
  • c. 685 BCE - 645 BCE
    Reign of Rusa II, king of the Urartu civilization.
  • c. 685 BCE
    Rusa II, king of the Urartu civilization, founds the city of Teishebaini.
  • 594 BCE - 590 BCE
    The Urartu city of Teishebaini is sacked and destroyed by fire.
  • 585 BCE
    The Erebuni fortress in ancient Armenia is occupied by the Median Empire.
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