Forty-Seven. The Urartian Empire

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Alina Ayvazian

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch47

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Ayvazian, A. (2012) The Urartian Empire, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch47

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of California, Merced, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • Urartian Empire;
  • Urartians, borrowing from Assyrian cuneiform;
  • Aramu, first Urartian king, in cuneiform sources;
  • official pantheon of Ishpuini, and identity of kingdom;
  • building campaigns, sculpture, and Urartu's resurgence;
  • The Urartian pantheon, new deities included;
  • Rusa II's inscriptions, Urartian lapidary inscriptions;
  • rock-cut niches, features of Urartian religion;
  • early Urartian art, divine nature of Urartian state;
  • seals, a balanced, “Assyrianizing” sense of composition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Kings and Reigns

  • The Kingdom's Demise

  • Religion

  • Art

  • Bronzes

  • Pottery

  • Seals and Seal Impressions

  • Architecture

  • Burial Practices

  • Language

  • Guide to Further Reading