Tushpa

Tushpa

Tushpa is an ancient settlement and the capital of Urartu in the 9th century BC. The ancient ruins are located just west of Van and east of Lake Van in the Van Province of Turkey.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Van Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Bronze Age

Later Cultures: Urartian Kingdom + Persian + Armenian + Hellenistic + Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Tushpa/Van Fortress, the Mound and the Old City of Van

Date of Submission: 2016

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