Parts Of Columned Palace Of Ancient Armenian Artashat Capital Unearthed

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Part of an ancient colonnade has been unearthed during excavations in Pokr Vedi community in Ararat province.

The excavations were carried out by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences.

According to the head of the exhibition Mkrtich Zardaryan, the finding is part of one of the structures of Armenia’s historic capital of Artashat.

Artashat was founded by Armenian King Artashes I in 189-188 BC on 12 hills. Archaeological excavations began during the Soviet era and continued intermittently during the years of independence.

At this time, the remains of baths, mosaics, coins, elements of various structures have been found. Some of the findings have been studied, the rest is still being examined by both local and foreign specialists.

Check out the full report on the Public Radio of Armenia. 

https://en.armradio.am/2021/10/04/part-of-colonnade-of-ancient-armenian-capital-of-artashat-unearthed/

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