Mannaeans

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Mannaeans

(mănē`ənz), ancient people of Asia Minor, occupying the region E of Assyria and SE of Urartu, in present-day NW Iran. Their kingdom, which flourished in the 9th and 8th cent. B.C., seems to have acted as a buffer state between the Urartians and the Assyrians until it was conquered (7th cent.) by Media. Excavations that began in 1956 succeeded in uncovering the fortified city of Hasanlu.
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Then we all drank a toast 'From Mannaean lips to ours (Life 1959: 60).
Mollasalehi ("New Evidence for Mannaean Art: An Assessment of Three Glazed Tiles from Qalaichi (Izirtu)") discuss some exceptional glazed tiles which were illegally dug at the site of Qalaichi (Izirtu) in what was Mannaean territory in northwest Iran.
The brick, which dates back 3,000 years to the Mannaean period, measures 70x45 centimeters, Reza Heidari, director of the team working on the site, told Cultural Heritage News Sunday.