Ruins of Tushpa, Van fortress


Van fortress, Van kalesi, Turkey. View of the ruins of Tushpa from the fortress. Tushpa was the first capital of the Urartian kingdom until the foundation of a new capital, Erebuni, (now Yerevan, Armenia) by Argishti I (780-756). The city was besieged by the Assyrian king Tiglath-Phalazar III (745-726) in 743.


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