Category «Archeology»

Kharberd Fortress – Historical Armenia

Kharberd Fortress – Historical Armenia

Archaeological excavations at the site of the historic Kharberd fortress were launched in 2019. Among the goals of the excavations is the restoration of fortress structures throughout a 2800-square-meter area. The history and culture of the Kharberd city-fortress date back to the middle of the Bronze Age. More precisely, the fortress was built in the …

Antique Coins Were Confiscated From Smugglers In Kharberd, Historical Armenia

Antique Coins Were Confiscated

In Kharberd, police officers disguised as civilian buyers confiscated 460 silver coins from smugglers. A group working under the State Police is in operation to prevent the smuggling of historical artifacts. Within the scope of the operation, policemen disguised as civilians contacted the smugglers to “buy” the coins from them. The smugglers were arrested after …

The Ayanis Fortress – Van, Historical Armenia

The Ayanis Fortress – Van

Archaeological works in Ayanis were launched by the Prehistoric and Middle Eastern Archaeological Department of the Ege University of the city of Smyrna (Turkish name Izmir) in 1989. The works have initially been supervised by A. Chilingiroglu. Ayanis is located 38 km north of the city of Van, in the territory of the village of …

Bowls With Armenian inscriptions Found In Rostov Oblast

Bowls With Armenian inscriptions

An archaeological expedition carrying out excavations in the territory of the city of Azov (Azak) in the Rostov Oblast discovered a 14th-century residential estate. This discovery changed the way scientists think about the boundaries of the city located on the banks of the Don. Throughout the expedition in the estate, archaeologists found various items belonging …

The Zarni-Parni Cave – Lori, Armenia

The Zarni-Parni Cave

The Zarni-Parni complex is located in the vicinity of the Haghpat temple in the Lori Province of Armenia. Locals call this place “Old Fortress”. According to archaeologists and historians, the monuments in the complex date back to the 10th century. In antiquity, these structures have initially served as a fortress – more precisely, they have …

Raw Brick Technology In The Erebuni Citadel

Raw Brick Technology

It is planned to introduce raw brick production technology in the territory of the Erebuni Museum-Reserve and use it to restore the Erebuni Citadel, as well as stimulate the tourist attraction of the historical area. Recently, a meeting was held at the Yerevan Municipality. The meeting was attended by the representative of the International Association …

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 …