Category «Antiquities»

Ancient Artifacts Found In Baberd Fortress

Ancient Artifacts Found In Baberd Fortress

The first stage of renovation and archaeological excavations that began 3 years ago in the Baberd (Bayburt) fortress, the third largest fortress in Historical Armenia, is complete. During the excavations, many historical objects and artifacts were unearthed. The Baberd Fortress is located at the most important crossroads of the historic Silk Road and is the …

Tiled Tomb Found In Martakert

Tiled Tomb Found In Martakert

Archaeologists in Artsakh discovered a tomb of the early Christian period. The head of the scientific group tasked with studying the territory of ancient Tigranakert Hamlet Petrosyan announced this on his Facebook page. During excavations carried out in the city of Martakert, a crypt was discovered on a construction site. According to Petrosyan, the flat …

7,5 Million Years Old Fossils Found In Caesarea

7,5 Million Years Old Fossils Found In Caesarea

At the bottom of the Yamula reservoir in the Caesarea province of Historical Armenia, fossils of a mammoth that lived 7,5 million years ago were found. According to an announcement made by the municipality, other 7,5 million-year-old finds and fossils have also been found in the underwater area as a result of works carried out …

The Kingdom Of The Ararat Mountains Will Never Fall

The Kingdom Of The Ararat

This inscription in three languages (Persian, Akkadian, and Elamite) was very common in the Achaemenid period of Persia. Three terms are used synonymously to refer to Armenia in this multilingual inscription. The country was called “Armenia” in Persian, “Urartu” in Assyrian, and “Charminoya” in Elamite. Indeed, the name “Urartu” for Armenia continued to be used …

“Rock Paintings Of Syunik”

“Rock Paintings Of Syunik”

The documentary “Rock Paintingsof Syunik” by Hamlet Martiorsyan was shot in Syunik, in the crater of Mount Tskuk (3300 meters). In the film, the author presents preliminary results of the interpretation of rock-engraved characters from the Upper Paleolithic. These petroglyphs have been carved out in no later than 13th millennium BC. The ideological system of …

The 12,000 Years Old Hasankeyf Destroyed In Turkey

The 12,000 Years Old Hasankeyf

The 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf, one of the oldest areas of the western Turkish province of Batman, was destroyed in front of everyone. The site was flooded with concrete, which marked the creation of the “New Face” of Hasankeyf. According to the “Anatolia” news agency, yesterday, after the State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) completed the construction of the …

The Wish-Fulfilling Kamakatar

The Wish-Fulfilling Kamakatar

Today, the name Kamakatar translates from Armenian as “wish-fulfilling”. Originally, the name has been a little different. According to an ancient legend, a beauty named Katar fell seriously ill. No doctor could cure the beauty of the rare disease. The girl asked her father to build a chapel and call it Katar in her honor. …

Karahunj – The Temple And Tower Of The Sun

Karahunj – The Temple And Tower

Geologist Hovhannes Azizbekyan, a convinced follower of the theory that Karahunj was also an observatory, explained his opinion. According to him, Karahunj was one of the sacred temples of the ancient Armenian faith. And, like all the ancient temples of the Armenian Highlands, Karahunj was also a large scientific center and served as an observatory. …

Linguistic Map Of Gottfried Hensel From 1689

Linguistic Map Of Gottfried Hensel

Four copper maps authored by Gottfried Hensel were issued in Nuremberg in 1741. These maps clearly show the continents along with phrases in different languages, indicating the languages that were spoken in each area by native peoples. Gottfried Hensel was a German linguist in the field of comparative linguistics. He has worked as a rector …