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Country in the Armenian highlands (9th-7th cents. BC; cf. map) with a distinctive culture, in constant confrontation with Assyria (Mesopotamia [III D]). Military high points were the victory of the Urartian King Argishtis I over Assur-nirārī V in the first half of the 8th cent., the clash between Sarduri II and Tiglath-Pileser [2] III on the Euphrates border in 743 BC and the long struggle for control over north-western Iran between Rusa I and Sargon [3] II (722-705), which culminated in Sargon's successful eighth campaign in 714. Around 830, Sarduri …

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MI.SA., “Urarṭu”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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