Event: The Gods of Urartu: The Religious beliefs of the Urartian Empire

Date & Time

October 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Contact Information

Michelle Jacobson



Event Type

Cotsen Public Lecture

Event Details

Miqayel Badalyan
Director of the “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.
Friday, October 23, 2020 – 12:00pm PT (contingent on the developing situation in Armenia)
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Based on archaeological data, as well as philological and visual art sources, the presentation focuses on the religious beliefs of the Urartian kingdom. In this regard, the role of religion in Urartian royal ideology, the cultic activities, symbols, and iconography of the gods of the Urartian pantheon will be discussed as well.