From the dancing fountains of the Republic Square to the ruins of the Urartian
city of Erebuni, Yerevan has charm galore.
Studies were done on the underwater portion of the historic Urartian
castle in our city, revealing it to be nearly 3,000 years old," said Adilcevaz District governor Arif Karaman.
Each chapter is built around what is known from various historical sources: neo-Assyrian, Urartian
, neo-Elamite, neo-Babylonian, and Greco-Roman sources.
Rarer items--for instance an 8th-century Urartian
bronze quiver sold in 2011 at Christie's London for 217,250 [pounds sterling] (estimate 50,000 [pounds sterling]-80,000 [pounds sterling])--can also attract a high level of interest.
hill, on top of which the Urartian
Fortress Erebouni has stood since 782 BCE.
VAN, Jan 3, 2011 (TUR) -- Burial chambers of Urartian
King Argishti and his family in the western wing of the ancient castle in the eastern province of Van was opened for the first time.
Factor V Leiden in an Urartian
, dating back to 1000 BC.
A group of fine maps are provided, along with appendices of Greek and Roman authors, Urartian
chronology, the major royal dynasties, a general chronology, glossary, and indexes of peoples and places, persons, and deities.
Thus the studies deal with Akkadian and Elamite Mesopotamia, Roman collecting, Urartian
and Hellenistic Armenia, the post-depositional treatment of the dead in Mycenae, the positioning of a Roman temple on Athens' Acropolis, architecture in the eighth century BC Napatan (Nubian) landscape, early medieval temples in India and finally the use of space in two urban centres in Quintana Roo on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.
Our tour features Antakya (Antioch), Harran, Nemrut Dag, the Armenian and Urartian
sites around Lake Van, the Armenian churches of Ani, the Black Sea coast and the Hittite sites of Altintepe, Karatepe, Alaca Hoyuk and Hattusa--ending in Ankara.
Tushpa, capital of the Urartian
Empire, is said to have been one of the most attractive settlements in Anatolia.
A number of isolates are SOV including Basque and a number of languages in the Asian linguistic area: Burushaski, Ket (SOV/SVO), Gilyak (Nivkh), Yukaghir, and several ancient languages: Sumerian, Hurrian and Urartian
, and Elamite.