Ванское царство (Урарту). Vanskoe Kingdom (Urartu).

Piotrovsky, Boris Borisovich.

Book ID: 31405


Small 4to. 282 pp., [2], Russian text, half title: Akademiia Nauk USSR, 88 text illus. after line drawings, 56 photographic plates, boards as published, gilt title on spine, detailed scholarly text on Armenian civilization, antiquities, and Urartian art, extensively annotated with bibliographic material, indices, glossary, bookplate of Mehdi Mahboubian verso front fly leaf, small stamp ‘printed in USSR’ on title page, cover lightly rubbed at spine, otherwise copy clean and in very good condition, published by Izdatel'stvo Oriental Literature, (Izdvo Vostochnoi Literature), Moscow, 1959.


Piotrovsky (1908-1990), was a Soviet Russian academician, historian-orientalist and archaeologist who studied the ancient civilizations of Urartu, Scythia, and Nubia. He is best known as a key figure in the study of the Urartian civilization of the southern Caucasus, (Kingdom of Van) that existed on the territory of the USSR (at present Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan).

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