The restoration of the city is demanded, but Aziru forces Egypt to recognise him first.
Aram is a founder figure for Damas itself, as witnessed by the use of the name Aram Damascus in first millennium BC records.
The Sumerian flood story includes a depiction of a large vessel which is packed with various objects and, presumably, animals, clearly showing a basis for the later Old Testament flood story of Noah and the ark Egypt reasserts its authority in the region by conquering territory in the Levant and Syria as far north as Amurru.
Perhaps the best account available is the Old Testament, which mentions far more trivial and not-so-trivial events between Damascus and Israel.
That makes it essential to understand Israel's timeline in order to be able to organise one for Damascus.
The name Damascus (or Damas in many older texts) is suspected to be pre-Semitic.
The Amorites of the eighteenth century BC certainly knew it as Dimaski (according to the Ebla archives), and the Semitic Akkadians of the fourteenth century BC had adapted that as Dimashqa (as shown in the Armana letters).
) Damascus is one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world, with the earliest layers of occupation dating to between 6000- 5000 BC.
This was at a time in which the region's earliest nomadic pastoralists were extending southwards towards the Red Sea, at the end of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B culture of the Fertile Crescent.
The Sumerian myth of Ziusudra exists in a single copy, the fragmentary Eridu Genesis, which is datable by its script to the seventeenth century BC (it may be this version which was adapted in Babylon from earlier sources, and was then rewritten for the Old Testament, compiled in the sixth century BC).