An exceptional find of the Ararat kingdom

An exceptional find of the Ararat (Urartu) kingdom. Van, Haykaberd (Sardurikhinili), Turkish: Cavushtepe, Ruben Shukhyan

Grave of Urartian woman buried with jewelry unearthed in Turkey (From the archives, 2020)
A grave belonging to a noble Urartian woman buried with her jewelry was found at the Çavuştepe Castle in the Gürpınar district of the eastern province of Van, Turkey. This woman was buried with a full set of exquisite jewelry.

In an interview with Anadolu Agency, professor Rafet Çavuşoğlu, head of the archaeology department at Van’s Yüzüncü Yıl University, stated that they had found very important information in the necropolis area over the course of the three-year project.

Pointing out that this was not the first time this year that the importance of jewelry in the burial traditions of the Urartians had been attested to, Çavuşoğlu said: “This last grave we unearthed probably belonged to a woman aged 20-25.

What matters here is that the woman was buried with all her jewelry. There is almost a complete set of jewelry on her skeleton, which indicates that the adornment traditions of Urartian women were very highly considered. (Anadolu Agency)

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