The Concept and Practice of Sacrifice in the Urartian Religion
Keywords: The Urartian culture, sacrificial rituals, animal sacrifice, liquid offering, weapon offering
Present article aims to deal with concept of sacrifice and its rituals performed in the Urartian culture.Inscriptions show that the animal sacrifıce is a crucial status in the Urartian religion. lnscriptions and archaeological fınds 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 sacrifıce 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.