University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Orhan Aytug Tasyurek

The Urartian Bronze Hoard From Giyimli

By: Orhan Aytug Tasyurek

Urartians, who appear with the name “Uruadri” in the Assyrian cuneiform inscrip­tions after the 13th century B.C., had estab­lished a kingdom in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey, with its capital Tuspa (modern Van) in the beginning of the first millennium B.C. This kingdom became stronger from the 8th cen­tury B.C. onwards and expanded to Soviet Armenia and […]