News Of Archaeology And Architecture Of Historical Armenia

After the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian architecture of Mush suffered greatly.

We can assume that the regular destruction process ended in 2012 when the Kale area was declared a zone of urban reform. However, the last Armenian traces that had somehow survived up to that point were destroyed during this “transformation”.

The Khdrbaba mound in the province of Kharberd in Western Armenia, dating back 3,000 years, was repeatedly damaged in unauthorized excavations by treasure hunters. It is known that 7 people have already been arrested by the police in connection with the incidents, and a preliminary investigation is underway.

It was reported that 4 and 2 meter pits were dug in the historic mound by treasure hunters without legal permission. After local police authorities were informed of the excavations, preventive measures were taken against the treasure hunters.

The pools of the Zerzevan Castle in Çınar District, Diyarbakir (Tigranakert) Province, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, continue to stand even after 3000 years, retaining their magnificent appearance.

Zerzevan Castle is built on a rocky hill 124 meters high. Excavations here unearthed the Temple of Mithra, churches, villas, secret passages, cave tombs, and canals. The pools located at a depth of about 20 meters can take 4000 tons of water and can satisfy the needs of 10,000 people per year.

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