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Title: An attempt to systematize the gates in the Urartian fortresses
Author(s): JAKUBIAK, Krzysztof
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 39    Date: 2004   
Pages: 169-190
DOI: 10.2143/IA.39.0.503894

Abstract :
One of the most interesting issues in Urartian archaeology is the development of a defensive network. The majority of Urartian fortresses have never been excavated though. This article provides an overview of defensive sites with preserved defensive gates in Iranian North-Western Azerbaijan and eastern Turkey. Other parts of the Near East should be studied, but no possibility is offered today.

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