Ronan James Head

Resembling a kneeling camel, ancient Tushpa was built in the ninth century B.C. during the reign of the Urartian king Sarduri I (832‒825 B.C.), whose tomb is cut into the steep rock face of the citadel. Urartu’s most powerful king, Sarduri ruled over a territory that included much of present-day eastern Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia.