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Erebuni Museum Hall 2 - Display 9

 Among Urartian trades, stonemasonry reached a particular level of sophistication and development. Stone was largely used in construction, in the household, for everyday life and in the arts. We find this in excavated stone artifacts: inscriptions, querns, mortars, pestles, burnishing stones, grindstones, bowls, idols and adornments (jewelry). Masons from this region were famed for their processing skills, for their expert knowledge and understanding of the nature (and power) of stone and its importance in various spheres of life.