Toprakkale (castle)

Rusahinili ("city of (King) Rusa I)", modern Toprakkale, Turkey) is an ancient Urartian fortress built by Rusa I, located near the modern city of Van in eastern Turkey.

The site has been excavated by archaeological teams from Germany, the United Kingdom, and other countries.

Urartian Art Samples from Rusahinili - Toprakkale in Turkey
Hermitage Museum, Sankt Petersburg Rusahinili - Toprak-Kale, Turkey
Bronze Sculpture of an Urartian God Engraving of the Urartian God Teisheba
Left: Sculpture of an Urartian God found at Rusahinili - Toprak-Kale, Turkey, (Hermitage Museum, Sankt Petersburg). Center: Engraving of Urartian Storm and War God Teisheba, which was acquired in Rusahinili - Toprak-Kale, Turkey (Hermitage Museum, Sankt Petersburg). Right: Rusahinili - Toprak-Kale, Turkey, which is located at the east of Modern Van City and Lake Van, named Rusahinili in honor of the king Rusa I.

Coordinates: 38°31′14″N 43°24′14″E / 38.5205555656°N 43.4038888989°E / 38.5205555656; 43.4038888989

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