Cradle of Civilization

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Art of Urartu

Posted by Fredsvenn on August 1, 2014

Detail of a bronze throne of Urartian kings

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Urartian Fresco

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Tree of life in Urartian Fresco

The art of Urartu refers to a historical and regional type of art from Urartu (Ararat), the ancient state of Western Asia which existed in the period from the 13th to the 6th centuries BC in the Armenian Highland. The art of Urartu was strongly influenced by nearby Assyria, the most prominent state of that period in the region. It peaked around the 8th century BC but was mostly looted, scattered and destroyed with the fall of Urartu about a century later.

Art of Urartu

Erebuni Museum

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