Urarṭu and eastern Anatolia c. 700 BC
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The map presents the political situation in eastern Anatolia and western Iran a few decades before the fall of the Assyrian Empire (614/12 BC). It centres on the kingdom of Urarṭu, even though – in terms of world history – Urarṭu only played a minor role as an opponent of Assyria.

I. Geopolitical situation

Urarṭu was flanked anked by Qulḫā/Colchis in the north, an area only sparingly mentioned in ancient sources, and by the territory of the Mannāya/Mannaeans…

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Röllig, W., “Urarṭu and eastern Anatolia c. 700 BC”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA040>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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