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Armenian Cemetery In Ankara Targeted By Vandals

Armenian Cemetery In Ankara Targeted By Vandals

Akunq.net presents a publication by Turkish author Ozgur Ozdemir about the Armenian cemetery of Stanoz in Ankara, which is constantly being plundered. “The Armenian cemetery of Stanoz in the Zir valley of Yenikent district of Ankara province has been the target of treasure hunters for many years. Although this cemetery is located 30 km from …

Online Presentation Of The Ani Cathedral To Be Held In Fresno

Online Presentation Of The Ani Cathedral

An online presentation of the Ani Cathedral sponsored by the Peters Foundation as part of the Armenian Studies Program will take place at the Fresno Branch of California State University on Thursday, September 3, at 19:00. Opening remarks and lectures will be delivered by Tufts University lecturer Dr. Christina Maranchi, a specialist in the history …

Archaeological Excavations Are Underway At The Ancient Sites Of Shoghakat And Artanish Villages

Archaeological Excavations Are Underway

Excavations at the archaeological sites of Shoghakat and Artanish villages of the Shoghakat community of Gegharkunik Province began on August 3, 2020. They are co-organized and co-financed by the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the NAS RA and the Institute of Geological Sciences of the NAS RA. According to the expedition coordinator, candidate of …

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 …

The Mystery Of David Of Sasun’s Monument

The Mystery Of David Of Sasun’s Monument

The first monument to David of Sasun (photo 1) was created by Yervand Kochar for the 1000th anniversary of the epic in 1939. The monument was made of plaster in 18 days. However, on June 23, 1941, Yervand Kochar was arrested. The reason was the monument itself – namely the fact that the rider with …

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 …