Category «Archeology»

Secrets of the Archaeological Excavations in Armenia

Secrets of the Archaeological Excavations

Archaeological excavations assist the development of tourism invaluably – each antiquity discovered can be a tourist attraction. Traces of a hitherto unknown group of people who worshiped fire were found in the Agitu-7 cave in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Boris Gasparyan, a researcher at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy …

The Heritage of the Kingdom of Van

The Heritage of the Kingdom of Van

During excavations of the fortress city of Erebuni in the early 70s, silver bowls with figures of a warrior and a horse were discovered along with a bronze cauldron lid with a small handle in the shape of a flowering pomegranate. According to archaeologists, these finds belong to the era of the Van Kingdom (6th …

The Excavations of Tigranakert of Artsakh

The Excavations of Tigranakert of Artsakh

In 2017, another stage of archaeological excavations in Tigranakert of Artsakh was completed. It has lasted 40 days. According to the head of the expedition Hamlet Petrosyan, for such an enormous project, 40 days is too short. Nevertheless, a lot has been done during this time – excavations were carried out at 2 sites. 2 …

Traces of Machining on Ancient Granite in Armenia

Traces of Machining

Traces of processing very similar to machine processing were found on fragments of granite in a basalt fortress dating to the 2nd millennium BC on the Armavirablur hill in less than an hour drive from the capital of Armenia Yerevan. The basalt blocks themselves have been clearly processed manually. In contrast, the granite fragments seem …

The Historical Reserve of Ancient Agarak

The Historical Reserve of Ancient Agarak

The historical reserve of Agarak is located south of Mount Aragats, on the banks of the Amberd River, on both sides of the Yerevan-Gyumri highway 16 kilometers from Yerevan. Ancient Agarak was discovered by accident. During the construction of the Yerevan-Gyumri highway, archaeological layers were unearthed, immediately attracting the attention of specialists. Agarak is one …

A Unique Archaeological Monument of the Van Period Found in Odzaberd

A Unique Archaeological Monument

Archaeological excavations in the Odzaberd fortress (Armenian: Օձաբերդ) located between the villages of Tsovinar and Artsvanist in Gegharkunik Province of Armenia revealed an inclined plate, parts of a spindle, an amphora, a stable, barley grain turned into coal, animal bones, and funerary karases (vessels). The head of the expeditionary group Mikayel Badalyan shared his findings …

Armenia – The Ancient “Desert Snake” Structures

Armenia – The Ancient "Desert Snake"

The unique structures “desert snakes” found in the territory of Armenia are thousands of years old. More ancient than the pyramids of Egypt, they can change the generally recognized history of world civilization. Armenian archaeologists have been seriously studying the unique structures, these “desert snakes” found in the territory of Armenia. Some of these structures …

Areni A Million Years Ago

Areni A Million Years Ago

In the valley of the Arpa River, in the canyons of the Mastarahegheghat and Hrazdan Rivers have been discovered monuments that allow us to explore the oldest stages of the settlement of the territory of Armenia in pre-Acheulean and Acheulean periods of the Lower Paleolithic. In 2018, during field works carried out within the scopes …

The Yerevan Red Bridge

The Yerevan Red Bridge

The Red Bridge, also known as the Old Hrazdan Bridge or the Khoja Plav Bridge, is a ruined bridge on the Hrazdan River located in Yerevan. The Red Bridge received its name because it was constructed of red tuff. It was also called the Khoja Plav Bridge after a rich man from Kanaker who funded …

What’s Going On In Karahunj – Nana Herouni

What’s Going On In Karahunj

Earlier, it was reported that barbaric “excavations” are carried out in Karahunj with equipment such as tractors, excavators, cranes, pitchforks, and shovels, with all the work done by ordinary workers without special training. Thus, the foundations of the megalithic astronomical instruments were exposed. It should be noted that shifts in the megaliths’ positions may devalue …

An Ancient Throne of Mud Brick Found in Malatia

An Ancient Throne

According to Discovery, Italian archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a pedestal made of mud brick in the area of Malatia (east of Historical Armenia, now in Turkey). According to researchers from the Sapienza University of Rome, it has traces of charred wooden fragments that may be part of a throne. Three steps lead up …

A Settlement of Archaic Humans in Yerevan

A Settlement of Archaic Humans

The oldest settlement in Yerevan was discovered by chance only 50 years ago. Then, passersby accidentally discovered remains of bones and skeletons in one of the favorite places of rest of the capital’s residents, Yerevan Lake. The relevant authorities responded to the discovery of the citizens and found out that the bones are the remains …