Society 20:10 03/09/2019 NKR

New discoveries in Tigranakert

The excavation works in Tigranakert, Artsakh, lasted for 40 days this year and concluded on August 26, the head of archaeological expedition in Tigranakert Hamlet Petrosyan told Panorama.am. In his words, the excavation has been financed by Artsakh leadership. This year some 18 million AMD was allocated to the project that involved around 30 workers, members of the expedition and covered some costs related to reconstruction, transportation and photography of the items.

As the head of the expedition informed the works are carried out in three main  locations. This year the excavations covered the 20-meter-long part of the northern fence of the fortified region. The total height of the wall is two meters long. Archaeologists hope to conclude the excavations of the whole fence in several years. The fence is of high interest since its layout and structure is unique for the region.

“It seems to have been a reference structure and shows the scale of the initiatives of Tigran the Great, who gathered all famous architects from Asia Minor and Armenia to build a major city.”

Excavations of the second antique district continued this summer. The works in the first district are concluded. In Petrosian’s words, the districts were established next to the fortress in 1st BC comprising separate walls and residential complexes.

“Several cultural layers have been discovered at the site built in the period of Tigran the Great at 1st century BC. Those are laid one on another with the old walls renovated and the new ones built.  New tandoors were revealed,” Hamlet Petosyan said.

In the archaeologist’s words, the findings uncovered by a team are mostly pottery – whole jars, pots and casseroles. “The richness of colorful pottery is striking which is phenomenal for the region. We have no monument in Caucasus that contained samples of so many colors and black tuned pottery. This proves Tigranakert had served as a regional hub that also spread modern trends.”

The excavation works in the third location are concentrated on the square of the early Christian period, where two churches have been discovered, the mausoleum, as well as remains of a Christian monument. The plans for this year was to expand the southern yard and the works are focused on layers dated in 12-13th  centuries.  

“Large complexes with plastered floors and tandoors are of particular important. Among numerous pottery there was a plate with a colored eagle depicted on it that demonstrated the richness of the city,” said the archaeologist

He added that this year they plan to work on top of Tsitsar mountain in front of Tigranakert that contained a mausoleum with underground rooms, where remains of saints were found on the floors. An anthropologist from France have been invited to identify the gender, age and the chronology.

“Excavations works in Tigranakert discover a history of a major city that prospered until the13th century,” concluded Petrosyan. 



Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

18:00
Armenian citizen dies of coronavirus in Russia - 168.am
Armenian citizens infected with novel coronavirus has dies in Russia. As 168.am reports, the information was confirmed by Spokesperson at...
17:43
Russian apartment block hit by gas blast during lockdown
A gas explosion at a residential block near Moscow killed at least one person and injured four on Saturday, destroying several floors of the...
16:45
PM to respond to citizens’ questions during a Facebook live
Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will respond to questions of the citizens during a Facebook live on Monday at 18.30, Pashinyan...
15:51
Symphony Orchestra launches online masterclasses with number of acclaimed musicians and professors
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra (ASSO) initiates online masterclasses run by number of acclaimed musicians and professors. As the Orchestra...
15:07
First coronavirus death registered in Georgia
Georgia has confirmed the first case of mortality from COVID-19 this morning out of the total 157 confirmed cases in the country since February...
14:26
Azerbaijan violated ceasefire regime over 170 times - Artsakh Defense Army
The Azerbaijani armed forces violated the ceasefire along the Artsakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact over 170 times in the past week, the...
13:50
Russia’s coronavirus cases pass 4,700 - TASS
The number of coronavirus cases in Russia rose by 582 in the past 24 hours, reaching 4,731, the coronavirus response center said in a statement...
13:25
The Armenian church commemorates the Raising of Lazarus
On the 41st day of the period of Great Lent, the Armenian Church commemorates Lazarus being raised from the dead, Qahana.am reports. The...
13:02
Fruit, vegetable prices up by 5.6% in March
Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages dropped by 2.8% in Armenia last month from the same period last year and grew by1.3% to compare with...
12:25
UN urges prisoner releases to stem spread of coronavirus
Countries must protect people in detention from the COVID-19 pandemic by releasing vulnerable prisoners, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights...
12:06
Charter flight to repatriate Armenian citizens stranded in Moscow
Armenian Embassy in Russia informs that “Red wings” air carrier has received one-time permission from the Russian government to...
11:31
Number of Armenia’s coronavirus cases reaches 770 as of April 4
Armenia has confirmed 34 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases to 770 in the country as of 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4,...
11:08
Coronavirus death toll in U.S. climbs to more than 7,000
As of Friday night, more than 7,000 deaths in the United States have been linked to the coronavirus disease COVID-19, according to an NBC News...
10:42
Snow is reported in Jermuk and Hrazdan towns
The roads are mainly open in the territory of Armenia as of April 4 at 9.00, the ministry of emergency situations reported on Saturday. Roadways...
20:30
NSS and emergency ministry officers join Police forces to oversee the restrictions of public movement
Officers of Armenia’s National Security Service, the Military Police as well as the Ministry of Emergency Situations will join Police...
19:54
Around 25 Armenian citizens stranded at Domodedovo airport in Moscow – Embassy
The Armenian Embassy in Russia maintains contact with Armenian citizens in Domodedovo airport of Moscow, the Embassy said in a statement on...
19:31
CoE Commissioner warns against undermining media during pandemic
Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic warned on Friday that the measures imposed in a number of countries during the...
19:15
ADB lowers growth estimates for Armenia to 2.2% in 2020
Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday estimated Armenia’s economic growth to slow down to 2,2 per cent in the current fiscal (2020-21)....
19:00
Trump suggests wearing a scarf against coronavirus
President Donald Trump on Wednesday recommended wearing a scarf over the face to prevent the spread of coronavirus, even though the efficacy of...
18:39
Works underway to reduce pile-ups at Bagratashen checkpoint on Armenian-Georgian border – SRC
Due to weather conditions in March, the checkpoint of Upper Lars has mainly been closed, Armenia’s State Revenue Committee reported. As...
17:06
PM follows lung ventilation devices rehabilitation process
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today visited the Engineering City of Armenia, accompanied by Minister of Defense David Tonoyan and Minister of...
16:11
Five criminal cases launched into electoral violations in Artsakh
The Investigative Committee of the Republic of Artsakh has launched criminal cases into violations recorded during the March 31 general...
15:52
Legendary shoe designer Sergio Rossi dies at 84
Sergio Rossi, the celebrated Italian shoe designer, has died at the age of 84. The cause of death for the master cordwainer, who founded one of...
15:48
Merkel ends her self-quarantine
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ended her self-quarantine and returned to the chancellery on Friday after testing negative for coronavirus...
15:38
Armenian ombudsman: Authorities should resort more to alternatives to deprivation of liberty
The confirmed coronavirus infections among the employees of Vardashen Penitentiary in Yerevan rose serious concerns about persons deprived of...
14:48
Indian couple names newborn twins Corona and Covid amid coronavirus lockdown
Coronavirus fever has taken a strange turn in India, with a couple naming their newborn twins Corona and Covid – reportedly to remind them...
14:32
Robert Kocharyan taken back to prison from Yerevan hospital
After receiving inpatient care at Erebouni Medical Center in Yerevan, Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan was transferred back to...
14:11
Buses set to transport health workers to hospitals in Yerevan
By the decision of Commandant Tigran Avinyan and upon the instruction of Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan, buses belonging to the Yerevan community...
13:39
Malaysian government apologizes after advising wives to avoid 'nagging' during coronavirus lockdown
The Malaysian government was forced to apologize after its Women's Development Department published a series of sexist "tips" to...
13:31
History Museum of Armenia among top 10 CIS museums
The TourStat agency has ranked the History Museum of Armenia in Yerevan among top 10 CIS history and culture museums for visits, virtual tours...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}