Category «Archeology»

Village of Ushi – Armenia

Village of Ushi – Armenia

Lately, archaeological groups from all around the globe have been working in Armenia. Although Polish, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, and many other research groups over the years have carried out a plethora of archaeological excavations, there still is a large number of uninvestigated corners. One of those places is the village of Ushi in Aragatsotn …

Medieval Wine Press Facility Discovered in Yeghegnadzor

Medieval Wine Press Facility Discovered in Yeghegnadzor

In the area adjacent to the number 1 school of the city of Yeghegnadzor, Vayots Dzor Province, Armenia, archaeologists recently discovered a medieval wine press facility. The responsible excavation was entrusted to Karen Azatyan, the director of the Geological Museum of Yeghegnadzor and a scientific employee of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the …

Symbols of Armenia – Video

Symbols of Armenia - Video

From the standpoint of archaeology, culture, and nature, Armenia is one of the wealthiest states in the world. The ancient culture of Armenia is literally filled with legends, tales, and symbols. We will cover some of those symbols below. “Nur” means pomegranate in Armenian. For Armenians, nur is not merely a plant. Like the apricot, …

Mount Ararat on Historical Armenian Coins

Mount Ararat on Historical Armenian Coins

In antiquity, as soon as an Armenian ruler acceded to the throne, he in the first place ordered the issuance of coins with his image. Given the limited communication opportunities of the antiquity, coins played a crucial role in the propaganda of the king’s victories and merits. But apart from the images of the kings, …

Unique Vishapakar Found in Goris

Unique Vishapakar Found in Goris

As a result of the efforts of an Armenian-German expeditionary group, a unique vishapakar (dragon-stone) was found in the vicinity of the city of Goris in Syunik Province, Armenia. While vishapakars are vivid examples of Armenian monuments, this particular vishapakar features a unique appearance. The director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the …

Ancient Petroglyphs of Armenia

Ancient Petroglyphs of Armenia

The multitude of rock carvings (also known as petroglyphs) discovered in Armenia testifies to the millennia-old history of the rock art in the region. In the Armenian Highlands, the petroglyphic art has developed since the Neolithic and has peaked in the Bronze Age. Apart from artistic purposes, rock carvings have been a communication means because …

1500 Years Old Armenian Karas Expropriated During Military Operations – Western Armenia

1500 Years Old Armenian Karas Expropriated During Military Operations

During recent anti-Kurdish operations in historical Western Armenia, the Turkish military stumbled upon a 1,500 years old karas (Armenian kind of vessel). The artifact was reportedly found at the house of a member of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (Kurdish: Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê‎, PKK). The military operations are presented as “anti-terror operations” by the Turkish media. …

Metsamor A Home of Ancient Metallurgy – 3rd Millennium BC

Metsamor A Home of Ancient Metallurgy

The largest metallurgy complex of the 3dr-1st millennia BC was recently reopened in Metsamor in the 1970-80s. The ancient settlement of Metsamor located on the Ararat Plain has been a trade, industrial, scientific, and religious center of Armenia. The head of the historical-archaeological museum-reserve “Metsamor” Artavazd Zakyan remarks that the uniqueness of Metsamor lies within …

Unique 8th-7th-Millennium Settlement Discovered in Armenia

Unique 8th-7th-Millennium Settlement Discovered in Armenia

In 2017, a total of 39 archaeological expeditions, including 16 international expeditions, were conducted in the provinces of Armenia, said Pavel Avetisyan, the Director of Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of Armenia on January 12, 2018. According to Avetisyan, the most remarkable result of the expedition is the monument Lernagog 1 in the Armavir Province. …