Skip to comments.Armenian Archaeologists Find Large Ancient Settlement Of Early Bronze Age
Posted on 11/16/2005 9:47:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv
The monument is unique for its unprecedented scale of an ancient settlement. It occupies a territory of about 100 ha, while the Kur Araks lowland towns are known to occupy not more than 10 ha. The settlement was surrounded with cyclopean fortress. Archaeologists have excavated a 300 sq/m ancient cultural layer so far and found a unique bronze reaping-hook.// Kalantaryan said that an Armenian-American joint expedition near the village of Gegharot, on the northern slope of Aragats, found another unique monument of the Late Bronze Age - a sanctuary of the 15th-12th centuries BC... The sanctuary is unique for the latest such complex found by archaeologists in the village of Metsamor belonged to later period. Archaeologists found a woman`s breast bronze decoration and semiprecious stones, including a cut rock crystal. Kalantaryan also informed ARMINFO of another find, an ancient pagan temple of Antic Age on the bank of the Araks near the ancient town of Artashat. Archaeologists suppose it was the very temple the Armenian chroniclers Movses Khorenatsi and Agatangeghos wrote about in their works on Grigor Lusavorich.
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While reading this (translated) article, I was wishing for something like "MapQuest Armenia". ;')
Does the Artashat in the woods? ;')
"(Artaxata), city on Araks River in the Ararat valley, founded by Artashes in 166 BC. Strabo and Plutarch described it as a large and beautiful city, terming it as the Armenian Carthage. Until the 5th century, Artashat was the principal political and cultural center of Armenia."
Lord, it does have a familiar 'Ring' to it, doesn't it?
Thanks for the link, instead of installing our network expansion I'm learning more about Armenian history than I ever wanted to.
Mike Connors, best known as "Mannix" from the 60s TV show, is (or was, I think he's dead) of Armenian descent, as was Henry Morgan, best known for his appearance on, hmm, "To Tell the Truth" or "I've Got A Secret" (can't recall which, and may be wrong about both).
Hmm. Romans called it an Armenian Carthage? Well, you know what the Romans did to Carthage.
...and work is overrated anyway. ;')
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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