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  1. The Legacy of Armenia: Trade, Metallurgy, and Forging of Precious Metals of the Ancient World

    ... by very specific features: Iran was exporting lazurite; Armenia, copper, tin, gold, silver, iron; Middle Asia, turquoise; Sinai, copper ... as the British Isles and Iberian Mountains.  In ancient Armenia tin was discovered in several places, such as Aghdznik, Syunik. ...

    Lilit Mkhitaryan - 06/03/2016 - 14:21

  2. The Rise and Fall of Tigranes the Great, King of Armenia

    ... Under King Tigranes II the Great, from 95 to 55 B.C. Armenia thrived, and became the strongest state in the Roman east for a time. ... East was weakened. According to the Greek geographer Strabo, Armenia was at that time governed by two of Antiochus’ generals, Artaxias and ...

    dhwty - 05/07/2018 - 23:15

  3. Vahagn: The Armenian Dragon Slayer God and Bringer of Fire

    Vahagn is a deity that was worshipped in Armenia during the period prior to the coming of Christianity. Vahagn was ... name of the deity, but the god himself that was brought into Armenia from a foreign land. The deity known as Artagnes is a Hellenized ...

    dhwty - 12/04/2016 - 14:55

  4. The Sacred Ghost Town of Ani, City of 1001 Churches: Deserted By Man, Destroyed By Nature

    ... Ani and the church of Redeemer in Ani, an ancient capital of Armenia in the 10th century. ( CC BY 2.0 ) The Growth of an ... the site of the royal mausoleum of the Bagratuni kings of Armenia. In the middle of the 11th century, King Gagik II opposed several ...

    Veronica Parkes - 19/07/2017 - 01:52

  5. The Cult of Mithra: Sacred Temples, and Vedic Legends, and Ancient Armenian Understanding

    ... BC to North-West Europe. Temples of Mithra In Upper Armenia, the main temple of Mithra (or Mihr) was at built in the village of ... in the first century AD by Tiridates I, King of Armenia of the Arsacid Dynasty. A statue of Mithra sits near the tomb of ...

    Lilit Mkhitaryan - 10/08/2016 - 14:36

  6. Celestial Maps of Gegham Mountain: The Unique Rock Art of Armenia

    ... In the volcanic Gegham and Vardenis Mountains of Armenia, architect Suren Petrosyan discovered unique and mysterious ... The dramatic volcanic landscape of the Gegham Mountains, Armenia (MEDIACRAT, CC BY-SA 3.0 ) However, there is no doubt ...

    Lilit Mkhitaryan - 16/04/2016 - 15:02

  7. Serpent Stones: The Vishap Steles of Armenia as a Symbol of Rock Art and Rich Heritage

    ... stone) is a type of stone monument that can be found in Armenia. These steles may be identified by the carvings on them, usually of ... steles are considered a part of the rock art tradition of Armenia, and are therefore treasured as part of the country’s rich heritage. ...

    dhwty - 15/04/2016 - 03:49

  8. The Everlasting Shoe: What Does This 5,500-Year-old Shoe Found in a Cave Tell Us About Ancient Armenians?

    ... Entrance to the Areni-1 cave in southern Armenia near the town of Areni. The cave is where the world's oldest known shoe ... cave shed light on little-known culture The Legacy of Armenia: Trade, Metallurgy, and Forging of Precious Metals of the Ancient World ...

    Caleb Strom - 09/05/2017 - 22:59

  9. Armenian Stonehenge: Incredible History of the 7,500-Year-old Observatory of Zorats Karer

    Armenia is a country full of archeological surprises. It is a country where ... solved. However, one of the greatest stories of prehistoric Armenia relates to the Army Stones, a riddle hidden between a marvelous ... upright stones ( Fair Use ) The Legacy of Armenia: Trade, Metallurgy, and Forging of Precious Metals of the Ancient World ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 16/10/2016 - 00:50

  10. Geghard Monastery: Ancient Guardian of the Lance that Stabbed Jesus?

    ... Monastery is located in Kotayk, a province in the center of Armenia. Situated at the head of the Azat Valley, the monastery is surrounded ... cave inside the Geghard Monastery, Photo by Arabsalam. 2010, Armenia. ( Wikimedia Commons ) Rebuilding the Monastery ...

    dhwty - 29/09/2018 - 04:16

  11. It is Possibly the Largest Iron Age Necropolis in the Near East But Archaeologists only Have Six Months to Excavate

    ... excavations at a 2,600 year old Urartian necropolis in Armenia. Reporting that it may be the largest Iron Age necropolis may not be ... it is... The necropolis, located next to Karmir Blur, Armenia  ( Teishebaini during the Kingdom of Urartu), was first discovered ...

    Alicia McDermott - 04/08/2015 - 23:42

  12. The Fascinating Lchashen Settlement, Armenia: Where Elite Warriors Emerged from a Watery Grave

    ... stands at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. This country is Armenia and these days it is relatively easy to visit. One of the most ... to be among the best found anywhere. The Legacy of Armenia: Trade, Metallurgy, and Forging of Precious Metals of the Ancient World ...

    Ed Whelan - 11/12/2018 - 01:52

  13. The Great Erebuni of the Urartian Kingdom: Fortress of Blood

    ... in the southeastern outskirts of the modern city of Yerevan, Armenia. This fortress was founded during the 8th century BC by the Urartians, ... Walls of the Erebuni Fortress. Yerevan, Armenia ( CC BY SA 3.0 ) In 782 BC, Erebuni Fortress was founded ...

    dhwty - 14/02/2016 - 21:58

  14. Paleolithic weapons factory was a rich source of obsidian tools from 1.4 million years ago

    Scientists call Mount Arteni in Armenia, an extinct volcano that has rich deposits of obsidian, a Stone Age ... He said it is impossible to count the number. Because Armenia was a Soviet satellite, archaeology work stopped for a time near the ...

    Mark Miller - 16/04/2015 - 00:54

  15. Secret underground tunnels of ancient Mesopotamian cult under Ani ruins

    For the first time in history, the academic world is paying attention to the spectacular underground world of Ani, a 5,000-year-old Armenian city located on the Turkish-Armenian border.  Hurriyet Daily News reports that scientists, academics, and researchers have just met at a symposium in Kars titled ‘Underground Secrets of Ani’ to discuss the city’s underground wor

    aprilholloway - 27/08/2014 - 01:00

  16. One more ancient civilization found in Lake Issyk-Kul: could this be where St Matthew is buried

    By Olga Gertcyk | The Siberian Times

    ancient-origins - 02/09/2015 - 23:23

  17. Kings of the Umman Manda (Media): Warnings and Omens – Part II

    ... a certain tribe of Scythians who had inhabited the region of Armenia beforehand and thus extended their domain. It is said that the Scythians who inhabited the region of Armenia helped him in his campaign against Assyria, that a certain chieftain by ...

    Cam Rea - 15/09/2016 - 02:11

  18. Scientists Discover that Megalithic Site in India is Oldest Ancient Observatory in South Asia

    ... discovered around the world, including Peru, Britain and Armenia. Thousands of years ago people were trying to understand the sky and ... and ceremonial purposes. The site Zorats Karer from Armenia dates back to the same period as the observatory from India. As Natalia ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 27/10/2016 - 00:53

  19. Despite possible efforts to alter the future, a greedy ancient polity went down in flames

    It is unknown what words or rites seers in Armenia chanted 3,300 years ago to tell the rich ruling class what the future ... , have been excavating a hilltop fortress in Gegharot, Armenia, which they think was a cult center. Smith is a professor at Cornell ...

    Mark Miller - 21/02/2015 - 22:15

  20. Rock-Cut Tombs in Turkey May be Part of Largest Necropolis in the World

    ... powers, including Rome, Asia Minor, Persia, Syria and Armenia over the years. Today’s borders put it in southeast Turkey near the ...

    Mark Miller - 14/07/2016 - 00:48