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Title: Some remarks on Sargon II's eighth campaign of 714 BC
Author(s): JAKUBIAK, Krzysztof
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 39 Date: 2004
The written account of Sargon's eight campaign provides valuable information about the internal organisation of the Urartian Kingdom. The account, in the form of a letter, describes the campaign trail in detail and a numbers of scholars have suggested many possible routes which Sargon might have taken.
Unfortunately our lack of knowledge of Urartian geography makes the task of reconstructing the trail extremely difficult, if not impossible. Nevertheless, the text does give some very useful information about the military and especially, the defensive system of the Kingdom of Urartu.