Category «Archeology»

An Ancient City at the Bottom of Lake Sevan

An Ancient City at the Bottom of Lake Sevan

At the bottom of Lake Sevan, there are ruins of an ancient city with an age of more than 12 thousand years. It was recently found by the experts of the Ayas underwater research club. Lake Sevan is one of the largest highland lakes in Eurasia. Due to its geographic location, its water level often …

The Famous Cave Complex of Azokh

The Famous Cave Complex of Azokh

In the world, there are not so many caves like Azokh. It is unique by its location on the pathway of ancient migrants. The Azokh cave is one of the most famous sites of the Near East from Stone Age. It was mentioned more than once by ancient Armenian historians. During the Mongol-Tatar invasions here, …

A Paleolithic Monument in Armenia

A Paleolithic Monument in Armenia

During the archaeological excavations in the Aghavnatun area of the Armavir province in Armenia, an Armenian expeditionary group found a very interesting Stone Age monument. The head of the archaeological expedition and a researcher of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Boris Gasparyan thinks that the monument …

Ancient Hillfort of Lchashen – Armenia

Ancient Hillfort of Lchashen – Armenia

The village of Lchashen is located on the northern steep slope of the Geghama Mountains, towering above the surrounding territory. In the eastern part of the village, there is a historical place, which is one of the most important archaeological monuments found in the territory of modern Armenia. In the 1950s, as a result of …

The Oldest Human Brain – Areni Cave, Armenia

The Oldest Human Brain – Areni Cave, Armenia

The oldest known human brain was found in Armenia. The unique find was discovered by Armenian archaeologists during excavations in the cave Areni-1 or, as it is also called, the “Bird Cave” in the southwest Armenia. It is a perfectly preserved human brain, perhaps the most ancient one ever found. According to the preliminary visual …

A Stone Book in Kharberd – Historical Armenia

A Stone Book in Kharberd – Historical Armenia

In historical Western Armenia on the territory of ancient Kharberd, an ancient stone book with Armenian engravings was discovered. It was found during archaeological excavations in the city of Elazığ (historical Kharberd) located in the territory of modern Turkey near the Armenian church of Surb Karapet (Սուրբ Կարապետ, the Turkish name – Kizil-Kilise). The stone …

Agarak – More Ancient Than Egyptian Pyramids

Agarak – More Ancient Than Egyptian Pyramids

Being more ancient than the pyramids of Egypt, Agarak village is located to the south of Mount Aragats on the banks of the Amberd river. During the ongoing archaeological excavations, a street with round-shaped houses and rectangular buildings was discovered. Some of the constructions retained ancient plaster, household items, and fortified walls with traps-false entrances. …

Armenian Artifact-Cheese

Armenian Artifact-Cheese

During excavations in Khoshab (Ervanduniq or Hayotc Dzor) fortress near Van, four pitchers with a sort of Armenian cheese zhazhik were found. As the Turkish edition Orghaber reports, the results of a study revealed that the discovered cheese is about 250 years old. The edition also notes that the find is a kind of Armenian …

Armenian Inscriptions of Jerusalem

Armenian Inscriptions of Jerusalem

During excavations for the construction of a new, broader road on the number one highway in Jerusalem near Musrara, a monastic complex dating at the period of Byzantine’s existence was discovered, meaning that it is a 5th-7th-century complex. Initially, outer territory of a church, an underground tomb, and an apse with Greek inscriptions were discovered. …

Bear Cave, Areni, Armenia

Bear Cave, Areni, Armenia

In approximately 7 km from Areni, the road to Mozrov can lead you to the longest and deepest cave in Armenia Arjeri (Bear Cave), which was accidentally discovered by a local hunter in the 1940s. At the bottom of a 300-meter well, remains of an ancient bear have been found, hence its name. The cave …

Rare Mosaics of the Times of King Abgar V

Rare Mosaics of the Times of King Abgar V

Rare ancient mosaics, dated supposedly at the 1st century BC, have been discovered in the province of Şanlıurfa (the former Armenian city of Urfa) in southeastern Turkey. Archaeologists have unearthed five mosaics of the time of the Armenian king Abgar V, who was a king of Armenian Mesopotamia (4 BC – 7 AD) and the …

Tombs of Teishebaini, Armenia

Tombs of Teishebaini, Armenia

Teishebaini (modern Karmir Blur (Armenian: Կարմիր Բլուր, English: Red Hill), referring more to the hill that the fortress is located upon) was the capital of the Transcaucasian provinces of the ancient kingdom of Urartu. It is located near the modern city of Yerevan in Armenia. The site was once a fortress and governmental centre with …