Kelashin Stele

Address:
Urmia museum, across Tejarat bank, Shahid Beheshti street, Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran
Visiting time:
Daily, except for Mondays, from 9 to 13:30 and 15 to 18.
About: Kelashin Stele

Stone Stele of Kelashin has been discovered near Kelashin village northeast of Iraq, about 200 meters to the border of Iran. Steles of Kelashin, Mavana, and Mahmudabad are the most important monuments of Urartian civilization in Urmia Museum of Archeology. 
Archeologists believe that this pillar was built in this place (its previous place) by اشیونی, the king of Urartu, in 814 BC. 
The first person that introduced this stele to the world was Schultz, the German archeologist, who discovered this stone in 1829 and duplicated it. Some days after dupplication, however, he was murdered and the duplicated stone was destroyed. Eventually after so many investigations during some years, Persil, the famous Assyriologist, could manage to translate it. 
This pillar has two sheets on each of which some scripts are written in Assyrian and Urartian languages. One of the sheets contains prayers for the city رب النوع and the other one contains the explanation of war plans.

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Kelashin Stele in Urmia Museum
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Duration of visit
Half an hour
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Address
Urmia museum, across Tejarat bank, Shahid Beheshti street, Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran
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