* they are initially encountered in the amarna tablets. * the land is situated somewhere north of egypt"s interests in the levant. * texts from bogazkoy (boyazkoy), hittite capital, had many texts referring to. Mitanni is the name of the hurrian kingdom. * they have been in eastern anatolia since the early bronze, possibly central as well. * they creep into the mesopotamian records in the akkadian period. * 3rd millenium, major centers like urkesh develop that are big hurrian states. * the end of the old assyrian empire sees a number of hurrian principalities spring up: i. e. the kingdom of hana on the euphrates in and after the old babylonian period. * the next two centuries see the centers consolidate into the mitanni kingdom: ethnically, there are some problems. * i. e. the name of the mitanni kings are indo-aryan but hurrian. * it is the earliest documented hurrian center.