Day archives: August 13th, 2020

Ancient Caves In Vayots Dzor Province – Armenia

Ancient Caves In Vayots Dzor Province

Dozens of man-made caves have been found in Vayots Dzor Province. Some of them are tombs carved into the rocks that were turned into chapels in the Middle Ages. According to the director of the Institute of Archeology of the Academy of Sciences of Armenia Pavel Avetisyan, the institute plans to begin a thorough study …

The First Railway In The Territory Of Armenia

The First Railway In The Territory Of Armenia

The first railway line on the territory of the present Republic of Armenia was opened in 1899. It connected Tiflis (now Tbilisi) with Alexandropol (now Gyumri). In 1902, the Alexandropol – Erivan (Yerevan) section was opened as well. The railway in Armenia actively developed up until 1988. It was almost completely electrified. Nevertheless, the railway …