Category «Archeology»

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 …

Armenia, An Ancient Center of Metallurgy

Armenia, An Ancient Center of Metallurgy

In the territory of the Armenian Highlands from the 5th to the 4th millennia BC, locals have processed and exported almost all types of minerals. Among them have been copper, tin, gold, silver, iron, lead, zinc, magnesium, antimony, arsenic, quartz, salt, and much more. Metal casting and the manufacture of various products from weapons and …

First-Millennium BC Steles Found in Artsakh

Monuments dating back to the first millennium BC have been found in Artsakh. Eight anthropomorphic steles have been unearthed near the village of Nor Karmiravan in the Martakert District of the Artsakh Republic. It was noted that explorative excavations will be conducted at the site of the finds for the possible discovery of other similar …

The Coins of Cilician King Levon I the Great

The Coins of Cilician King Levon I the Great

The coins of Levon I the Great, a King of Cilicia Armenia from the Rubenid dynasty who reigned from 1187 to 1219, were in use in Western Europe and even beyond. Minted during his reign, gold and silver coins with engraved Latin inscriptions became the most famous and preferred currency in international markets. During the …

Armenia – Ancient Necropolises Nerkin and Verin Naver

Armenia – Ancient Necropolises

Nerkin Naver is located 3.5 km west of Ashtarak on the southern slopes of Mount Aragats. And although the tumuli field was discovered in 1978, excavations began only in 2002. The necropolis is preserved almost in its original form. Here, archaeologists have discovered the oldest pagan temple dating to the period of the Kingdom of …