Aratta, the Home of Anahit (Inanna)

Aratta, the Home of Anahit (Inanna)

Aratta was a country located in the Ararat Plain. It occupied Lake Van along with other regions of the Armenian Highlands. In Sumerian mythology, Aratta was connected with the legendary names of kings Enmerkar and Lugalbanda, the first rulers of the city of Uruk (Erech, Orchoē, Orech). In the Sumerian literature, Aratta is described as …

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