Category «Archeology»

Was Iron Age Armenia Haunted By A Plague?

Was Iron Age Armenia Haunted By A Plague?

In a 2015 publication, researchers did an analysis of teeth from the remains of 101 individuals that were collected from a variety of museums and archaeological excavations.  They found DNA of the bacterium that causes plague, called Yersinia pestis, in seven of these people. The earliest sample that had plague DNA was from Bronze Age …

Explore an Ancient Cave City in Armenia

Explore an Ancient Cave City in Armenia

Residents lived in Old Khndzoresk up until the 1950s In a rural corner of southeastern Armenia, livestock walk in and out of rooms carved into the cliffside, grazing among the ancient rock-hewn homes of Old Khndzoresk, a multi-level village built into the volcanic rocks. Archaeological evidence suggests habitation of the excavated caves goes back over a …

Archaeological news from Armenia

Archaeological news from Armenia

Tombs of Hellenistic period discovered in Artsakh A group of tombs dated between I-II B.C. has been found during the agricultural works carried out in “Khachin Tap” area of Artsakh’s Askeran region.  As the Artsakh Republic “Protection Service for Historical Environment” NCSO reports, during the excavation works held on August 24-25, led by archeologist Vardges …

The Bronze Age of Armenia – Solar System Model

The Bronze Age of Armenia - Solar System Model

Archaeologists discovered the unique bronze model of the Solar system dated back 12-11th centuries BC in Sevan basin Armenia, in the 1950s. This is one of the oldest geocentric Solar system models preserved till nowadays. One can find a diverse range of rock inscriptions and drawings of celestial bodies and stars all over the territory of Armenia. Astronomical …

Urartu-Era Artifacts Discovered in Yerevan

Urartu-Era Artifacts Discovered in Yerevan

Artifacts dating back to the Urartu period were discovered near the Erebuni historical-archeological reserve museum in Yerevan’s Karmir-Blur neighborhood. Pottery fragments were discovered during the construction of the Argavand-Shirak section of the western circular road. Construction was immediately halted, and the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport granted permission for urgent excavations. Fragments of …

Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on 3,700-year-old tablet

Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on 3,700-year-old tablet

Old Babylonian tablet likely used for surveying uses Pythagorean triples at least 1,000 years before Pythagoras An Australian mathematician has discovered what may be the oldest known example of applied geometry, on a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet. Known as Si.427, the tablet bears a field plan measuring the boundaries of some land. The tablet dates …

The Ancient Getahovit Cave – Tavush, Armenia

The Ancient Getahovit Cave – Tavush, Armenia

The ancient cave Getahovit-2 in the Tavush province of Armenia surprised specialists with its artifacts in 2018. During excavations, microliths, tools and decorations made of animal bones, as well as plant remains were again discovered here. As archaeobotanist Roman Hovsepyan told NEWS.am, the plant remains found in the cave make it possible to judge the …

70 Thousand Years Old Settlement In Kalavan – Armenia

70 Thousand Years Old Settlement In Kalavan

In August 2018, an Armenian-German expedition launched another stage of excavations in the village of Kalavan, Gegharkunik Province. From the Armenian side, the work is headed by researcher at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia Boris Gasparyan. From the German side, his colleague is …

Archaeological Finds In Historical Armenia

Archaeological Finds In Historical Armenia

In Mardin Province, Historical Armenia, mosaics of a church built in 396 were found Mosaics found during illegal excavations in the Derik district of Mardin Province in Historical Armenia belong to a church built 1624 years ago. The area of the found mosaics has been declared a specially protected site, and official excavations have already …