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  • The ancient culture of Shengavit settlement

    The ancient culture of Shengavit settlement

    The Shengavit settlement, which is located in the south-western part of Yerevan, on the left high bank of the river Hrazdan (nowadays east part of Yerevan lake) is one of the most prominent and relatively well studied monuments of Kura Araxes culture, Early Bronze Age. Shengavit’s settlement gives a complete picture of Early Bronze Age

  • Artashat, the capital of kings.

    Artashat, the capital of kings.

    The capital of Artashat was built by Artashes 1st in 2nd century B.C. It is known that in decision of the location of Artashat, Armenian king helped the great Carthaginian genera Hannibal Barca, who was considered the main enemy of Rome. Artashat was built at the confluence of the Araqs and Metsamor, on the 12

  • Bronze belts of Lchashen-Metsamor culture in the sculptures of the same period

    Bronze belts of Lchashen-Metsamor culture in the sculptures of the same period

    Author Sona Manukyan Archaeologist   Numerous bronze belts were founded in Armenia due to the archaeological excavations or fortuitously. There are quite controversial opinions among the scholars concerning the dating of these belts. The culture of these bronze belts originates in 14th century B.C. and continues during the existence of Urartian State (until 7-6th centuries