Category «Archeology»

Seven Monuments of Ancient Yerevan

Seven Monuments of Ancient Yerevan

Yerevan, the current and latest capital of the Armenian Highlands, houses a number of ancient historical and cultural monuments. The historical events of modern Yerevan are crucial for filling the open pages of the history of Armenian culture. Here, we can observe various cultures created over millennia from the most ancient times to the present …

An Accidental Archaeological Find In Artsakh

An Accidental Archaeological Find In Artsakh

In Artsakh, archaeological finds dating back to the 8th-7th centuries BC were accidentally discovered. “During roadwork near the village of Ashan in Artsakh, a tomb and several jugs were accidentally discovered. Archaeologists of the Historical Environment Protection Service carried out further excavations, finding out that the artifacts date back to the 8th-7th centuries BC,” wrote …

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 …