Archivio Ligabue - Massimo Capuani
"Sarduri, son of Lutipri, great and powerful king of the Universe, king of the land of Nairi, king without equal, great sherpherd, fearless in battle, tamer of the untamed. I am Sarduri, son of Lutipri: I carried off these stones from within the city of Aliunu. I built this wall".
These words, uttered by the first Ururrtian sovereign, engarved in Assyrian on a block of stone placed at the foot of the rock of Van, bear witness to the arrival on the scene of a powerful political entity in the history of the Middle East: the kingdom of Urartu.
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