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Title: Tunceli-Anbar Fortress and the Urartian Multi-Roomed Rock-Cut Tomb
Author(s): DANIŞMAZ, Harun
Journal: Anatolica
Volume: 45    Date: 2019   
Pages: 121-130
DOI: 10.2143/ANA.45.0.3287003

Abstract :
This study aims to evaluate Anbar Fortress and its multi-roomed rock-cut tomb, located in the Tunceli region. It is a place rarely mentioned in archaeological literature. For the first time the plan of the rock-cut tomb of Anbar is presented here and accordingly the fortress’ place in the Urartian administration system is evaluated. In addition, material culture residues from the site, such as wall foundations, mortared walls, rock steps, cisterns/storage spaces and a rock chapel were analysed and their connection to the tomb is explained. Traces of two different periods are detected in Anbar Fortress. While the wall foundations, multi-roomed rock-cut tomb, and a part of the rock steps can be associated with the Urartian period, the mortared walls, towers, rock steps, cisterns/storage spaces and rock chapel that is located in the southwest of the fortress is dated to the Medieval period.

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