Some analyses of pigments from Erebuni

Authors

  • Yeghis Keheyan
  • Miqayel Badalyan
  • Roberto Dan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32028/ajnes.v12i2.905

Keywords:

Erebuni, Arin-berd

Abstract

The hill of Arin-berd is located in the south-eastern periphery of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, on the northern edge of the Ararat Valley (Figure 1). On the hilltop are the ruins of a fortress built by the Urartian king Argišti I (785/780-756 BC). The fortress has been identified with certainty as corresponding to ancient Er(e)buni, which is mentioned in a number Urartian inscriptions discovered both on the site, and in Karmir-blur, as well in the Ḫorḫor annals of Argišti I in Van fortress and duplicate found in St.Sahak’s church in Van. The first information on the site goes back to 1879, when on a foothill, the first inscription of Argišti I was discovered. In 1894, an archaeological survey was conducted by A.A. Ivanovskij on behalf of the Imperial Archaeological Society of Moscow.

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Published

01/01/2018

How to Cite

Keheyan, Y., Badalyan, M., & Dan, R. (2018). Some analyses of pigments from Erebuni. ARAMAZD: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 12(2), 83–97. https://doi.org/10.32028/ajnes.v12i2.905

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