Over the Mountains and Far Away: Studies in Near Eastern history and archaeology presented to Mirjo Salvini on the occasion of his 80th birthday [Paperback]

Pavel S. Avetisyan(Editor); Roberto Dan(Editor); Yervand H. Grekyan(Editor)

ISBN: 9781784919436 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2019 | 594p, H11.5 x W8, Illustrated throughout in color and black & white (135 plates in color)
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Over the Mountains and Far Away: Studies in Near Eastern history and archaeology presented to Mirjo Salvini on the occasion of his 80th birthday


The publication of ‘Over the Mountains and Far Away: Studies in Near Eastern history and archaeology presented to Mirjo Salvini on the occasion of his 80th birthday’ was initiated by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, the International Association of Mediterranean and Oriental Studies (Rome, Italy) and the Association for Near Eastern and Caucasian Studies (Yerevan, Armenia) as a tribute to the career of Professor Mirjo Salvini on the occasion his 80th birthday. It is composed of 62 papers written by his colleagues and students from Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Great Britain, Russian Federation, Israel, Turkey, Islamic Republic of Iran, Georgia, United States and Armenia. The contributions presented here cover numerous topics, a wide geographical area and a long chronological period. However, most of the contributions deal with research in the fields of Urartian and Hittite Studies, the topics that attracted Prof. Salvini during his long and fruitful career most.

Table of Contents

Editorial – by Pavel Avetisyan, Roberto Dan, Yervand Grekyan

Foreword – by Adriano Rossi

Mirjo Salvini: Bibliography

Bīsotūn, ‘Urartians’ and ‘Armenians’ of the Achaemenid Texts, and the Origins of the Exonyms Armina and Arminiya – by Gregory E. Areshian

Human Images from the Eastern Urartian Periphery: Anthropomorphic Sculpture of Syunik on the Cusp of the 2nd and 1st Millennia BC – by Hayk Avetisyan, Artak Gnuni, Gagik Sargsyan and Arsen Bobokhyan

Cult-Places of Ancient Armenia: A Diachronic View and an Attempt of Classification – by Pavel Avetisyan and Arsen Bobokhyan

The Elamite Tablets from Armavir-Blur (Armenia): A Re-Examination – by Miqayel Badalyan, Gian Pietro Basello and Roberto Dan

Šiuini: The Urartian Sun god – by Miqayel Badalyan

Protective Clay Figurines in the Urartian Fortresses – by Atilla Batmaz

Mesopotamians and Mesopotamian Learning at Hattusa, Thirty Years On – by Gary Beckman

Too Many Horns in the Temple of the God Hadad of Aleppo at the Time of the Ebla Archives! – by Maria Giovanna Biga

The Roots of the Urartian Kingdom: The Growth of Social Complexity on the Armenian Plateau Between Ancient Bronze and Early Iron Ages – by Raffaele Biscione

Thoughts about the Audience-Hall of Naramsin at Tell Asmar-Ešnunna – by Felix Blocher

The Urartian God Quera and the Metamorphosis of the ‘Vishap’ Cult – by Arsen Bobokhyan, Alessandra Gilibert and Pavol Hnila

Laḫmu, ‘The Hairy One’, and the Puzzling Issue of Mythology in Middle Assyrian Glyptic Art – by Dominik Bonatz

The First Gilgamesh Conjectures About the Earliest Epic – by Giorgio Buccellati

Ayanis Fortress: Only a Military Fortress or More? – by Altan Çilingiroğlu

Granaries in Urartu and Neighboring States and the Monumentalization of Administrative Records – by Birgit Christiansen

Hasanlu, the Southern Caucasus and Early Urartu – by Megan Cifarelli

The King of the Rock Revisited: The Site of As-Sila (Tafila, Jordan) and the Inscription of Nabonidus of Babylon – by Rocío Da Riva

A New Painting Fragment from Erebuni and an Overview of Urartian Wall Paintings – by Roberto Dan, Yeghis Keheyan, Nelli Hovhannisyan, Artur Petrosyan, Yelena Atoyants, Priscilla Vitolo and Boris Gasparyan

New Observations Regarding the Urartian Inscription of the Tul-e Talesh Bracelet – by Maryam Dara

Nouvelles réflexions relatives à la fin du royaume d’Ourartou – la forteresse d’Erebuni vers la fin du VIIe siècle av. J.-C. – by Stéphane Deschamps, François Fichet de Clairfontaine and Mary Karapetyan

Quand dieu aide les vainqueurs... – by Jean-Marie Durand

The Relationship between State and Nomads in the Urartian Kingdom – by Aylin Ü. Erdem

Alcune considerazioni sulla posizione di Uršum e Ḫaššum/Ḫaššuwa: dal commercio paleo-assiro al regno di Ḫattušili I – by Massimo Forlanini

L’espressione (ANA) PANI NP nei colofoni ittiti – by Rita Francia

From Khazane Kapoussi/Hazine Kapısı to Analıkız: Rethinking a Place at Tušpa Citadel – by Bülent Genç

Some Remarks on Qulḫa – by Levan Gordeziani

The Problem of the Origin of the Urartian Scribal School – by Yervand Grekyan

The Cross Statue as a Symbol of Christianizing Armenia – by Grigor Grigoryan

Oshakan Tomb No. 25 Revisited – by Michael Herles

Urartian Envoys to Ashurbanipal’s Court – Some Remarks on the Assyro - Urartian Relations in the First

Half of the 7th Century BC – by Krzysztof Hipp

The ‘City of Ḫaldi’ in the Land of Uaza – by Simon Hmayakyan

Urartian Inscriptions at the Van Museum. A New Collection – by Kenan Işık

Towards the Reconstruction of the Hurro-Urartian Protolanguage – by Margarit Khachikyan

A New Rock-Cut Tomb in Van Fortress/Tushpa – by Erkan Konyar

Upper Euphrates Political Geography Reconsidered – by Aram Kosyan

The Urartian Rock-Cut Chamber at Yelpin / Armenia – by Stephan Kroll

Le terre di Urartu nella descrizione di Strabone – by Gianfranco Maddoli

The Armenian Patronymic Arcruni – by Hrach Martirosyan

Iron Age Luvian tarrawann(i)- – by H. Craig Melchert

An Echo of Assyria in Plutarch’s Life of Alexander – by Sarah C. Melville

Lo strano caso del Sig. VITA+RA/I, scriba ‘4’ alla corte ittita – by Clelia Mora

From Petroglyphs to Alphabet. A Brief Characterization of the Writing Culture of Pre-Christian Armenia – by Artak Movsisyan

New Iri-Saĝrig Ration Distribution and Related Texts – by David I. Owen

Le melograne della basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere – by Neda Parmegiani

On the Ethnic Origin of the Ruling Elite of Urartu – by Armen Petrosyan

Solak 1. Una fortezza urartea nella valle del Hrazdan, Armenia – by Artur Petrosyan, Roberto Dan and Priscilla Vitolo

Un piccolo frammento di una lunga storia: un cammello a Tell Barri/Kahat (Siria) – by Raffaella Pierobon Benoit

New Ways of Etymologizing Certain Fragments of the Cuneiform Inscription of Tanahat – by Ashot Piliposyan

A Note about an Ewer of Probable Anatolian Production, from One of the Tombs of the Assyrian Queens at Nimrud – by Frances Pinnock

Armenian Toponyms in the ‘Patria Quae Dicitur Parthia’ according to the Cosmographia of Ravennas Anonymus – by Daniel T. Potts

Updates on Verbal Transitivity and Nominal Ellipsis in Hittite – by Jaan Puhvel

The Assyria-Urartu Relationship and the Political Role of Mercenaries – by Julian Edgeworth Reade

Zur Frage des Weiterlebens urartäischer Namen in achaimenidischer Zeit – by Rüdiger Schmitt

Auf der Suche nach einem Reichsgott für Urartu – by Ursula Seidl

Everyday Life in Trialeti (South Caucasus) in the Middle and the Second Half of the 2nd Millennium BC – by Nino Shanshashvili and Goderdzi Narimanishvili

A New Fragment of an Inscription of Rusa, Son of Argišti, from the susi Temple of Bastam, Iran – by Marie-Claude Trémouille, Roberto Dan, Keomars Haji Mohammad and Ebrahim Bodaghi

‘Excavating’ Looted Tombs at Pessinus (2011-2013) – by Gocha R. Tsetskhladze

The Bronze Stamp Seals of Marlik: Evidence of Bronze Age Links with Eastern Iran and Central Asia – by Ali A. Vahdati and Amir Saed Mucheshi

Beyt’a Mêzînê A Trace of the Qur’anic Influence on the Yezidi Oral Religious Tradition – by Vardan Voskanian

The Ethno-Cultural Diversity of Central Anatolian Early Iron Age Inhabitants – by Jak Yakar

The Mighty Weapon of Tarhunt – by Ilya Yakubovich

Illiterate Urartians: Writing and the Ayanis Outer Town – by Paul Zimansky

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