Day archives: November 17th, 2021

The Queens of Urartu – Queens of Armenia

The Queens of Urartu - Queens of Armenia

History, especially ancient & medieval, usually chose men to be its heroes. Women tend to be held in the background. Armenian history is not any different in that respect, even though there are records of women playing a significant part. Because Armenia for a majority of its existence has been ruled by kings,  history has …

Urartu Civilization – World History Encyclopedia

Urartu Civilization - World History Encyclopedia

Urartu, also known as the Kingdom of Urartu or the Kingdom of Van, was a civilization which developed in the Bronze and Iron Age of ancient Armenia, eastern Turkey, and northwestern Iran from the 9th century BCE. Controlling territories through military might and the construction of fortresses, the kingdom boasted a lively production in the arts, especially metalwork. Surviving only two centuries, the …