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(ʊˈrɑr ti ən)
1. a native or inhabitant of Urartu.
2. the extinct language of the Urartians, written in a cuneiform syllabary.
3. of or pertaining to Urartu, its people, or their language.
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Today, the capital, Yerevan -- which dates to the seventh century BC and was founded on the walls of the Urartian city of Erebuni -- is a blend of ancient culture, artisan tradition, modern architecture and high-tech, postmodern style, exemplified by the new condominiums and high-end shops on the pedestrian Northern Boulevard.
I had previously worked on Urartian pottery (not extensively) while working on my area of expertise, Urartian culture.
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.
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.