Category «Archeology»

Ancient Burial Grounds Found In Van Province

Ancient Burial Grounds Found In Van Province

In the province of Van, Historical Armenia, a human skeleton aged 2700 years was unearthed. During excavations carried out on a mound north of the Fortress of Van, a headless female skeleton was discovered. The remains belong to a resident of the ancient Armenian Kingdom of Van. For several years, a group of Turkish archaeologists …

Ancient Necropolis Discovered In The City Of Van

Ancient Necropolis Discovered In The City Of Van

During excavations near the city of Van, Historical Armenia, archaeologists have found tombs dating to the era of the Kingdom of Van. This ancient Armenian state existed on the territory of the Armenian Highlands in the 9th-6th centuries BC. Excavations are being carried out at the Sardurikhinili Fortress (Chavushtepe). According to the head of the …

Ancient Caves In Vayots Dzor Province – Armenia

Ancient Caves In Vayots Dzor Province

Dozens of man-made caves have been found in Vayots Dzor Province. Some of them are tombs carved into the rocks that were turned into chapels in the Middle Ages. According to the director of the Institute of Archeology of the Academy of Sciences of Armenia Pavel Avetisyan, the institute plans to begin a thorough study …

Excavations In The Ayanis Fortress Of Van Continue

Excavations In The Ayanis Fortress Of Van Continue

Excavations of the Ayanis fortress were launched 31 years ago. The Ayanis fortress, one of the most magnificent buildings of the Kingdom of Van (Urartu), was erected by the ruler of the Kingdom of Van Rusa II. These days, excavations of the fortress continue under Professor, Dr. Mehmet Eşekli. Expressing his admiration for the diversity …

Ancient Handprints On The Walls Of Caves In Mersin

Ancient Handprints On The Walls

Ancient handprints have been found in a cave at the foot of the Taurus Mountains, Mersin province, Historical Armenia. Discovered by a traveler, these handprints shed light on the history of the Neolithic. The traveler took pictures of the drawings. After finding out about the handprints, experts arrived at the site to begin research work. …

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, …