This helps us to understand how Hurrian culture embodied the convergence of different cultural traditions.
The modern name of the people –Hurrians – and their language is based on the ancient geographical term millennium BCE and small kingdoms across northern Mesopotamia were governed by rulers with Hurrian names.
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But Mittanian state could not resist the military expansion of the Hittite empire under king Suppiluliuma I, who conquered most of Mitanni’s Syrian territory and decreed the end of this great kingdom in 1340 BCE. 3: Map of the Ancient Near East at the time of the Mittani Empire; from: W. By about 1450 BCE the Hittite dynasty had already adopted cultural traditions from the Hurrian-speaking parts of southern Anatolia.