Urartians used jewelry according to status
VAN – Anadolu AgencyJewelry used by women and men in the Urartian era provide detailed information about social class differences, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Head of Archaeology Department Associated Professor Rafet Çavuşoğlu has said.
Artifacts and jewelry from the Urartian Kingdom 3,000 years ago, unearthed during excavations in the eastern province of Van, shed light on the mentality of life style and management of the era.
Çavuşoğlu, who has been working on Urartian civilization for 21 years and examining these artifacts, said that as well as agriculture and stockbreeding, the Urartians were developed in metal embroidery, too.
“The Urartians used jewelry such as rings, bracelets, earrings and etc. that we use today. But their use was different then. Jewelry showed class differences in Urartian culture. There are also differences between men’s jewelry with women’s,” he added.