Gorneae: fortress in eastern Armenia, modern Garni.
The Urartian king Argište I (r.c.785-756 BCE) expanded his kingdom from Tušpa (modern Van) to the northeast. In Garni, he defeated a local ruler; returning home, he took with him several captives. This is known from an inscription which Argište erected in the fortress of Garni. The Urartian text is as follows:
’a-še SALlu-[tú] pa-ru-b[i]
Which can be translated as:
By the power of Khaldi, Argište says:
"I conquered the land of Giarniani, the country of king Siluni.
Returning from the mountains of my enemies, I drove away men and women."
The inscription, written on stele made of basalt, was found in 1963 in the audience hall of the third-century CE palace.