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, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 24 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA040>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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