In Moscow, the “Kingdom of Urartu” exhibition was opened at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the heritage of ancient Armenia. “Urashtu-Harminua-Armina” exhibition.
The inscription includes the names of ancient Armenia, Urashtu-Harminua-Armina, used in parallel in the three languages of the Behistun inscription belonging to the famous Achaemenian period in Iran. Around 400 specially designed objects allow visitors to experience not only the transition and interaction of the pre-Urartian, Urartian and post-Urartian eras, but also the state system, religious ideas, art and crafts.
The samples presented in Armenian museums: shields, helmets, helmets of Urartian kings, inscriptions, protocol plates, cups with images, toiletries, seals, ritual figurines, cauldrons, were combined with frescoes and similar items kept in museums Russians.
Also included are materials related to excavations, restoration, study of Urartian monuments of the previous century, works of art, diagrams, tactile samples, films, etc. During the two days following the exhibition, Director of the Historical and Archaeological Museum “Erebouni” Mikael Badalyan and Deputy Director of the Armenian History Museum Nzhdeh Yeranyan gave public lectures in the adjacent exhibition halls .
As part of the exhibition, it is planned to publish a scientific catalog, the preparation of which is currently underway.
The exhibition will last until January 28, 2024.
It should be noted that the exhibition was organized with the cooperation of the History Museum of Armenia, the Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve “Erebuni”, the Yerevan City History Museum, the Hermitage, the State Historical Museum of Russia and the Armenian Museum “Tapan” in Moscow.