By 2200 BC Hurrians appear to have established themselves throughout northern Mesopotamian and their immigration must have started at least one generation earlier than the reign of Naram-Sin of Akkad.
This king conquered a number of places with Hurrians names, probably located in the Habur region in the northeast of modern Syria.
|Urkesh: ancient city of the Hurrians|
The Hurrians adopted many aspects of Mesopotamian culture, and it may be through Hurrian versions for the most part that the Greeks came to know Sumerian and Babylonians myths. In Syria power was generally in the hands of the Amorites, but Hurrians had nevertheless crossed the Euphrates and conquered some territories on the right bank.
By the end of Hammurabi’s reign, they comprised the majority of the inhabitants of what would became the Kingdom of Mitanni from the beginning of the fifteenth century until about theory years into the fourteen century BC, sandwiched in time between the Old Hittite Empire and the New.