The Concept and Practice of Sacrifice in the Urartian Religion

Batmaz A.

BELLETEN, cilt.77, ss.801-0, 2013 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 77
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: BELLETEN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.801-0


Present article aims to deal with concept of sacrifice and its rituals performed in the Urartian culture.Inscriptions show that the animal sacrifice is a crucial status in the Urartian religion. Inscriptions and archaeological finds have provided a considerable amount of information on the types of the sacrificial rituals, their rules as well as nature of the animals. Yet, it is certain that we need more detailed information on the position of the sacrifice during the practice of the rituals. In this article I will try to open new vistas to the evidence associated with sacrifice in the Urartian Kingdom.