The Urartian Empire and Early Iron Age Armenia ~ Dr. Christina Maranci

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1y Jun 25, 2020

In this second lecture on the history of Armenia we explore the Kingdom of Urartu and the Early Iron Age.

Urartu (/ʊˈrɑːrtuː/) is a geographical region commonly used as the exonym for the Iron Age kingdom also known by the modern rendition of its endonym, the Kingdom of Van, centered around Lake Van in the historic Armenian Highlands (present-day eastern Anatolia). The kingdom rose to power in the mid-9th century BC, but went into gradual decline and was eventually conquered by the Iranian Medes in the early 6th century BC. The geopolitical region would re-emerge as Armenia shortly after.

In this second lecture Dr. Maranci guides us into the Iron Age and from the mysterious Urartian Peoples to the expansion of the Persian Empire and the conquests of Alexander the Great and she discusses how this geo political change shaped the region of Armenia.

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Video footage attribution goes to Karolina Iwa who is truly a very lovely and special person, she was so very kind and so nice to us.
Zorats Karer, Armenia - Seeking Guidance

Attribution for video footage goes to
Ivana Kosňovská
Arménie - Zorats Karer (Զորաց Քարեր, Դիք-դիք քարեր)

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Armenia - Sissian - Zorats Karer (Armenian Stonehenge)

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Special thanks to “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve for providing us with excellent footage of the site.


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