Category «Archeology»

Unique Finds From Van Fortress – Historical Armenia

Unique Finds From Van Fortress

As a result of archaeological excavations in the historical Van fortress, Historical Armenia, and its environs, an entire sector of the fortress will be opened to visitors in an untouched condition. The excavations of the ancient fortress in the territory of Historical Armenia are ongoing and are expected to provide important information about the social …

Archaeological Finds In Historical Armenia

Archaeological Finds In Historical Armenia

A 250-year-old grain silo from Kharberd This grain silo found by a farmer in Kharberd of Western Armenia was taken under state protection. This silo was discovered by the farmer during sowing. Specialists studied the silo and came to the conclusion that it is aged about 250 years and had been used as grain storage …

4,000 Years Old Olive Seeds Discovered In Cilicia

4,000 Years Old Olive

During excavations at the Oylum Höyük archaeological site in Cilicia (now Turkey), archaeologists discovered 4,000 years old olive seeds. Researchers are now trying to determine whether the genetic material of these seeds is similar to that of the seeds currently grown in the region. Apart from the olive seeds, basalt gravel rocks that had been …

Archaeological Finds From Historical Armenia

Archaeological Finds From Historical Armenia

50 million years old nummulite The find pictured below is estimated to be 50 million years old. Found in the Sgert district of Historical Armenia, this sample belongs to the marine unicellular organism nummulite. Now, the nummulite sample is kept at the Zoological Museum in Tigranakert. Since the territory of Sgert used to be covered …

The Rock Paintings Of Mount Tsghuk – Armenia

The Rock Paintings Of Mount Tsghuk

On Mount Tsghuk (3582 m), the highest peak on the border of Syunik and Artsakh, an Armenian-English group of archeologists and art historians have discovered more than 1000 cave paintings, the largest group of cave paintings found so far in Armenia. Anna Khechoyan, the head of the Armenian team and researcher at the Institute of …

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 …