About Urartu Coffee
Urartu (oorär´too), ancient kingdom of Armenia, centered about Lake Van in present-day East Turkey. It was the biblical Ararat. Urartu flourished from the 13th cent. to the 7th cent. B.C., but was most powerful in the 8th cent. B.C., when it ruled over most of North Syria. The Urartians constantly fought with Assyria; Shalmaneser I, Shalmaneser III, and Sargon all attacked Urartu but never completely subdued it. In the 7th cent. B.C. repeated invasions by the Cimmerians, Scyths, and Medes finally brought about the downfall of the Urartian kingdom. Excavations, particularly at such sites as Toprak Kale and Karmir Blur, have shown that Urartu had an advanced agricultural and commercial civilization, which was largely influenced by Assyria. The use of cuneiform was also borrowed from the Assyrians. Urartian techniques of metalworking and stone masonry (especially in the construction of fortresses) was highly advanced.
See B. Piatrovski, Ancient Civilization of Urartu (1969).
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- Urartu provides great blends of coffee, whether you like decaf or regular. Our blends and spices give our coffee a great kick of flavor. Come experience what Urartu coffee is all about. Mention this website and receive a 10% discount on any order.
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