Category «Archeology»

Ancient Artifacts In Mush – Historical Armenia

Ancient Artifacts In Mush

In the village of Murat, (Byurakn, Historical Armenia) the construction of the Kalahan-2 reservoir is underway. This area is under the threat of flooding. During recent archaeological excavations, numerous ancient artifacts and ceramic objects aged about 3,600 years (the era of the Van Kingdom) were discovered. Archaeologists recalled that during a 7-month excavation last year, …

Valuable Archaeological And Ethnographic Materials Found In The Armenian Village Of Tsaghkunk

Valuable Archaeological And Ethnographic Materials

During a cleaning preceding the restoration work of one of the buildings of the village of Tsaghkunk in Gegharkunik, materials of architectural and archaeological value were discovered. These materials testify to an earlier origin of this building, as well as the village. As “Armenpress” reports, the coordinator of the cleaning works, teacher at the National …

Ruins Of An Armenian Church Found In Malatya

Ruins Of An Armenian Church

During the construction of the Beidag park in Malatya, fragments of a medieval Armenian structure were discovered. The remains appear to be stones of an Armenian church. Archaeological works are underway to find out which century the ruins date to. Preliminarily, they are dated back to the Middle Ages. The deputy director of the Malatya …

A 5,000 Years Old Canal Discovered In Tigranakert

A 5,000 Years Old Canal Discovered

During excavations conducted in Tigranakert (near Diyarbakir in Turkey), a few interesting monuments were discovered. The Anadolu news agency reports that one of them was a five thousand years old canal. Professor at the Dicle University Irfan Yıldız, a participant of the archaeological expedition, said that stone and glass mosaic ornaments were found during the …

Mysterious Burial Grounds From The 8th-6th Centuries BC In Armenia

Mysterious Burial Grounds

Ethnographer Mariam Amiryan and anthropologist Hasmik Simonyan announced at a recent press conference that a mysterious ancient burial ground had been found in Artanish (a peninsula on Lake Sevan). During excavations in this territory, 14 human skulls, 3 children’s occipital bones, 10 lower jaws, many individual body fragments, and various utensils were discovered. According to …

Ancient Cave Paintings In Kars, Historical Armenia

Ancient Cave Paintings In Kars

Rock paintings found in Kars Province, Historical Armenia, shed new light on the history of the ancient world. One of the paintings (first photo below) contains two horses and two mountain goats. Another painting (second photo) depicts 5 goats. These rock paintings are dated to the Bronze Age. Works are underway to find data that …

Kharberd Fortress – Historical Armenia

Kharberd Fortress – Historical Armenia

Archaeological excavations at the site of the historic Kharberd fortress were launched in 2019. Among the goals of the excavations is the restoration of fortress structures throughout a 2800-square-meter area. The history and culture of the Kharberd city-fortress date back to the middle of the Bronze Age. More precisely, the fortress was built in the …

Antique Coins Were Confiscated From Smugglers In Kharberd, Historical Armenia

Antique Coins Were Confiscated

In Kharberd, police officers disguised as civilian buyers confiscated 460 silver coins from smugglers. A group working under the State Police is in operation to prevent the smuggling of historical artifacts. Within the scope of the operation, policemen disguised as civilians contacted the smugglers to “buy” the coins from them. The smugglers were arrested after …

The Ayanis Fortress – Van, Historical Armenia

The Ayanis Fortress – Van

Archaeological works in Ayanis were launched by the Prehistoric and Middle Eastern Archaeological Department of the Ege University of the city of Smyrna (Turkish name Izmir) in 1989. The works have initially been supervised by A. Chilingiroglu. Ayanis is located 38 km north of the city of Van, in the territory of the village of …

Bowls With Armenian inscriptions Found In Rostov Oblast

Bowls With Armenian inscriptions

An archaeological expedition carrying out excavations in the territory of the city of Azov (Azak) in the Rostov Oblast discovered a 14th-century residential estate. This discovery changed the way scientists think about the boundaries of the city located on the banks of the Don. Throughout the expedition in the estate, archaeologists found various items belonging …

The Zarni-Parni Cave – Lori, Armenia

The Zarni-Parni Cave

The Zarni-Parni complex is located in the vicinity of the Haghpat temple in the Lori Province of Armenia. Locals call this place “Old Fortress”. According to archaeologists and historians, the monuments in the complex date back to the 10th century. In antiquity, these structures have initially served as a fortress – more precisely, they have …

Raw Brick Technology In The Erebuni Citadel

Raw Brick Technology

It is planned to introduce raw brick production technology in the territory of the Erebuni Museum-Reserve and use it to restore the Erebuni Citadel, as well as stimulate the tourist attraction of the historical area. Recently, a meeting was held at the Yerevan Municipality. The meeting was attended by the representative of the International Association …