The people called Urartus spoke a dialect of Hurri language which was totally different than the common Anatolian languages of Indo-European origin. They lived around the eastern provinces of Anatolia, Iran and southern Russia of today. The kingdom of Urartu ruled the land, reaching to the shores of Syria during the 8th century B.C.
Urartus were known to be very skillful at bronze workmanship. Many artifacts from this civilization were found even in Frygian and Etrusk cities.