Running Leopard of Erebuni


James Blake Wiener
published on 29 August 2017
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Secular and religious mural painting occupied a unique place in the Urartian culture. The palace and temple of Erebuni Citadel were richly decorated with multicolored and beautiful frescoes, covering around 2,000 square meters in surface. The dominant colors were black, white, red, blue, and yellow. This running leopard was part of a larger series of murals in the sumptuous palace hall at Erebuni Fortress. It dates from the 8th century BCE. (Erebuni Historical and Archaeological Preserve, Yerevan, Armenia.)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, August 29). Running Leopard of Erebuni. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James B. "Running Leopard of Erebuni." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 29, 2017.

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Wiener, James B. "Running Leopard of Erebuni." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Aug 2017. Web. 21 Jan 2021.

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