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Corpus of Urartian Cuneiform Inscriptions

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 12:18 PM CT

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Academy of Sciences of Armenia has published this year "Corpus of Urartian Cuneiform Inscriptions" (the Corpus) by Prof. Nicolay Haroutyunyan in Russian ("Korpus Urartskikh Klonoobraznikh Nadpisey"). The Corpus has hard cover, is printed on high quality paper with format 10 x 901/16.

The Corpus contains transliterations and translations of all Urartian cuneiform inscriptions known so far with detailed commentaries. It also includes rich vocabularies of determinatives and heterograms of Urartian and Assyrian languages, anthroponames, theonames, toponyms, and ethnonames as well as 183 tables of photos of inscriptions and autographs with the map of Urartu. The Corpus has 725 pages.

The Corpus gives readings of all cuneiform inscriptions (in Latin alphabet) and translations in Russian. You can find the history and geography of Urartu as well as about Urartian gods. The Corpus has a rich vocabulary of Urartian language and its links to Assyrian, Kurrian and Hittite languages.

Previous Corpuses of Urartian Cuneiform Inscriptions were published more than 50 years ago. Those are by F. W. Kš nig, Handbuch der Chaldischen Inschriften, I-II, Graz, 1956-57 and by G. A. Melikishvili, Urartian Cuneiform Inscription, Moscow, 1960 (in Russian). Over this period, a large number of new materials have been found which have been published in different scientific issues but are mostly unavailable to researchers. The Corpus by Prof. Haroutyunyan includes several hundreds of new inscriptions that cannot be found in previous publications. Furthermore, it has many corrections of errors that appear in previous readings as well as recoveries of defected phrases. The author offers numerous new readings and interpretations of well-known old inscriptions. The Corpus is of great importance to Urartology as well as to Assyriology and Armenology.

Prof. Dr. N. V. Haroutyunyan is a well-known scientist. He is the author of over 40 articles and 5 books on the history, geography, language and social life of Urartu. He has participated in different international oriental congresses in Germany, Austria, UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Russia, etc.

If your organization is interested in obtaining the Corpus, please do not hesitate to contact me:

Mr. Hakop Zoryan
27a Khorenatsi str. 1
375010 Yerevan
Tel.: (374 1) 56 08 52

The price of the Corpus is USD $120 including postage and packaging expenses. You can transfer this amount to the following account:

Beneficiary: Hakop Zoryan
Beneficiary’s bank: Ardshinbank
Account No. 121010084337

Intermediary bank
Citibank, NA
111 Wall Street, 19th floor, zone 1
New York, NY 10042
Corr. Account No. 36017242

You will receive the Corpus within two weeks after transferring the amount.

Yours sincerely,

Hakop Zoryan
Representative of Prof. Haroutyunyan

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