Category «Archeology»

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 …

From Ancient Warehouses Of The Kingdom Of Van To Lake Parvana – Archeology Of Historical Armenia

From Ancient Warehouses Of The Kingdom Of Van

2750 years old Ayanis Fortress Excavations continue in the 2750-year-old Ayanis Fortress (Chavushtepe). The fortress was built by ruler of the Kingdom of Van Sarduri II in the province of Van, Historical Armenia. During the excavations, important artifacts have been discovered. Among them, a granary that had played an important role in the period of …

Excavations In Sotk May Shed Light On The Dark Pages Of The History Of The First Republic Of Armenia

Excavations In Sotk May Shed Light

Archaeological excavations carried out by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia in the village of Sotk, Geghamasar community, Gegharkunik Province are nearing completion. Archaeologist Avetis Grigoryan said that the mass grave uncovered during these excavations may shed light on the dark pages of the …

3400 Years Old Cuneiform Stone Found In Cilicia

3400 Years Old Cuneiform Stone Found In Cilicia

In the ancient city of Alala in Hatay province, Western Armenia, a stone with a cuneiform inscription addressed to an unknown king was found. The cuneiform is about 3400 years old. The ancient city of Alala was the capital of the Mukish kingdom in the Amik Valley. Over the course of archaeological excavations (about 20 …

Archaeological Excavations Are Underway At The Ancient Sites Of Shoghakat And Artanish Villages

Archaeological Excavations Are Underway

Excavations at the archaeological sites of Shoghakat and Artanish villages of the Shoghakat community of Gegharkunik Province began on August 3, 2020. They are co-organized and co-financed by the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the NAS RA and the Institute of Geological Sciences of the NAS RA. According to the expedition coordinator, candidate of …

Ancient Burial Grounds Found In Van Province

Ancient Burial Grounds Found In Van Province

In the province of Van, Historical Armenia, a human skeleton aged 2700 years was unearthed. During excavations carried out on a mound north of the Fortress of Van, a headless female skeleton was discovered. The remains belong to a resident of the ancient Armenian Kingdom of Van. For several years, a group of Turkish archaeologists …

Ancient Necropolis Discovered In The City Of Van

Ancient Necropolis Discovered In The City Of Van

During excavations near the city of Van, Historical Armenia, archaeologists have found tombs dating to the era of the Kingdom of Van. This ancient Armenian state existed on the territory of the Armenian Highlands in the 9th-6th centuries BC. Excavations are being carried out at the Sardurikhinili Fortress (Chavushtepe). According to the head of the …

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 …

Excavations In The Ayanis Fortress Of Van Continue

Excavations In The Ayanis Fortress Of Van Continue

Excavations of the Ayanis fortress were launched 31 years ago. The Ayanis fortress, one of the most magnificent buildings of the Kingdom of Van (Urartu), was erected by the ruler of the Kingdom of Van Rusa II. These days, excavations of the fortress continue under Professor, Dr. Mehmet Eşekli. Expressing his admiration for the diversity …