Urartian Fortress & Tomb

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Ronnie Jones III
published on 26 August 2016

The ruins of this fortress (Bayazit Kalesi) and tomb date back to the 9th century BCE Kingdom of Urartu just outside present-day Dogubayazit, Turkey.

The Kingdom of Urartu was centered in modern-day eastern Turkey, southwest Armenia, and northwestern Iran. Urartu enjoyed considerable political power in the region in the 9th and 8th centuries BCE. Similar to Assyrian in language and culture, their capital was Tushpa (modern-day Van, Turkey). They were conqured and succeeded by the Armenians in 6th century BCE.

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About the Author

Ronnie Jones III
In university Ronnie concentrated his studies on the Greco-Roman world while writing his senior thesis on the Reformation. He has studied Koine Greek and Hebrew at the masters level, and is currently studying Turkish.

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APA Style

III, R. J. (2016, August 26). Urartian Fortress & Tomb. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5527/urartian-fortress--tomb/

Chicago Style

III, Ronnie Jones. "Urartian Fortress & Tomb." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 26, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5527/urartian-fortress--tomb/.

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III, Ronnie Jones. "Urartian Fortress & Tomb." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Aug 2016. Web. 25 Mar 2023.