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Aragatsotn, Dashtadem village

''Dashtadem Castle'' Museum Reserve

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The Dashtadem Fortress was built in the 11th-13th centuries, and in the Middle Ages it bore great defensive significance. Adjacent to the northern wall there is a single-nave vaulted church built from red tuff. In various periods the fortress has undergone archaeological excavations as well as restoration works. Everything that was discovered during the excavations is of utmost importance and their essence is explained by the fact that they allow to form a picture of the fortress’s routine and culture.

Discovery tour

Excavations of Dashtadem fortress and restoration works (On-site lecture and tour, Moderator A. Babajanyan)
Dashtadem fortress is one of the monumental structures of medieval Armenia, which has been recently restored and is almost completely visible to visitors today. The history of the castle, excavations and restoration works will be presented during the interactive lecture on site. A tour will be carried out and the site with its stratigraphy will be revealed.

Free

Saturday 18 June de 10:30 à 11:30

Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Aragatsotn, Ashtarak Region

"Amberd” Historical and Cultural reserve

Byurakan village, Amberd Road, Armenia

www.hushardzan.am

According to historical sources, the construction of Amberd was started in the VII c. In the X c. the stronghold belonged to the Pahlavuni Princes and was one of the important military-defensive strong points. Thanks to its natural position and defensive structures, it had a reputation of an impregnable stronghold. In the X‒XIII cc. the town-stronghold involved a series of historical-architectural monuments: stronghold walls, a castle, water reservoirs, a bath-house, secret passages, a chapel, dwelling buildings, the Cathoghike Church. At present only the ruins of the town‒stronghold (X‒XIII cc.) and the walls have survived, as well as the remnants of the bath-house (X‒XI cc.) and various constructions, also the Cathoghike Church (Vahramashen) (1026).

Exhibition

Exhibition
The exhibition organized in the branch of “Amberd” historical and cultural reserve presents the story of the monument through archival photos and annotated texts.

Free

Saturday 18 June de 12:00 à 13:00

Children, Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Aragatsotn, Administrative districts of Agarak and Voskehat rural communities

"Agarak” Historical and Cultural Reserve

0206, Agarak vilage

www.hushardzan.am

The large number of excavated pottery, burned clay-made statuettes, remains of round and horseshoe hearths, pedestals allow to attribute these times of ​​habitation of Agarak to the Middle Ages of Shengavit or Qura-Arax archeological culture dating back to BC 29-27 centuries. The presence of an Urartian cave masoleum, an Urartian-stamped huge pots buried there and pottery on the southern side of the platform allows us to say that the Agarak archaeological site was inhabited in the BC 8-6th centuries as well. After the collapse of the Van Kingdom, Agarak was a large urban-type settlement. Big number of winepresses found in the rocky caverns located at the excavation sites testifies that viticulture and winemaking played a special role in the life of the farmers of Agarak.

Guided tour

The excursion related to educational thematic programme
The visitors will make replicas of the clay figurines found during the archeological excavations.

Free

Saturday 18 June de 12:00 à 13:00

Children, Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Aragatsotn, Administrative districts of Agarak and Voskehat rural communities

"Agarak” Historical and Cultural Reserve

0206, Agarak vilage

www.hushardzan.am

The large number of excavated pottery, burned clay-made statuettes, remains of round and horseshoe hearths, pedestals allow to attribute these times of ​​habitation of Agarak to the Middle Ages of Shengavit or Qura-Arax archeological culture dating back to BC 29-27 centuries. The presence of an Urartian cave masoleum, an Urartian-stamped huge pots buried there and pottery on the southern side of the platform allows us to say that the Agarak archaeological site was inhabited in the BC 8-6th centuries as well. After the collapse of the Van Kingdom, Agarak was a large urban-type settlement. Big number of winepresses found in the rocky caverns located at the excavation sites testifies that viticulture and winemaking played a special role in the life of the farmers of Agarak.

Discovery tour

Agarak: sacred areas in Ancient Armenia (On-site lecture and tour, Moderator: P. Avetisyan and/or N. Yengibaryan, G. Tumanyan)
Ancient Armenia is famous for its sacred areas, which are located both inside and outside the settlements. They were centers of public concern, gathering places for different communities. One of such sacred areas is the Agarak rock-cut complex, which started its existence in the Early Bronze Age and continued until the Middle Ages. The aim of the event is to present the site, to speak about the importance of sacred places in early societies.

Free

Sunday 19 June de 10:30 à 12:30

Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Aragatsotn, Hnaberd village

"Capital Dvin” Historical and Cultural Reserve

Hnaberd village

King Khosrov III Kotak founded the city of Dvin in 336 and moved the royal palace from Artashat here. It served as the capital of Armenia and subsequently as the seat of the katholikos. The excavated structures cover the entire history of the site until its destruction by the Mongols in the thirteenth century.

Exhibition

“Capital Dvin” Historical and Cultural Reserve
The exhibition organized in Dvin archeological site, presents the story of the study of the monument through archival photos and annotated texts. The excursions will be held by the members of the expedition.

Free

Saturday 18 June de 12 à 00 et de 13:00 à 00

Children, Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Armavir, Taronik village

"Metsamor” Historical-Archeological Museum-Reserve

Armenia, 1148, Taronik village
(Ejmiatsin community)

www.hushardzan.am

The ancient castle-resident of Metsamor is one of the world cultural unique monuments. The excavated materials evidence, that even in the period of Bronze Age (IV-II millennium B.C.) Metsamor was a prosperous cultural centre. The whole system of smeltery with its furnace and boilers, built within the rocks is well maintained. The most remarkable things among the discovered objects are the agate-made frog-weight (XVI century B.C.) of the Babylonian King Ulam Burarish and the cornelian seal covered with Egyptian hieroglyphs of another Babylonian King Kurigalzu( XV century B.C.). These findings evidence, since the ancient times, Metsamor was a crossroad of trade routes, which have passed across the Araratian plain and have connected Central Asia with the Northern Caucaus.

Exhibition

Exhibition
The exhibition organized in the branch of “Metsamor” historical-archeological museum-reserve is dedicated to the activity of the Armenian-Polish International archeological expedition. Valuable and unique artefacts will be on display.

Free

Children, Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Gegxahkunik, Gegharkunik Province

Artanish Village School

Artanish village

The Early Bronze Age monument of Artanish was discovered by expedition in 2015. It dates back to the first half of the 3rd millennium BC. Interesting archaeological items have been unearthed there.

Workshop

Public archeology: prospects for its development in Armenia (Seminar in Artanish community school of Gegharkunik region and visit to archaeological sites (Moderator M. Amiryan)
Public archaeology deals with relationship between the community and archaeology, tries to show the mission of archaeology in the development of the community, considers measures to increase the historical self-awareness of the community. An interactive lecture-seminar on public archaeology will be held at the school of Artanish village based on results of six years of field work experience of the Sotk Archaeological Expedition. Visits to nearby archaeological sites will be realized, and issues related to public archaeology will be discussed.

Free

Saturday 18 June de 12:30 à 14:00

Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Lori, Vanadzor community

Lori-Pambak Geological Museum

K. Demirchyan St., 23/1, Vanadzor

The departments of archeology, ethnography and recent history of the museum store almost 37, 000 museum items. The Geological Museum of Lori-Pambak is considered the only cultural center of the Lori region, which not only maintains a strong connection with the cultural world, but also presents a rich material heritage accumulated over the centuries by the Armenian people. The museum presents handicrafts of Lori craftsmen, carpets and rugs, silver belts and jewelry, types of weapons.

Lecture

“The Archeological Monuments of Lori Region”
During the public lecture, the archeological monuments of the RA Lori region and the works done in them in recent years will be presented. Special attention will be paid to Sanahin monastic complex. The lecture will be given by the center’s archeologist Arman Nalbandyan.

Free

Friday 17 June de 13:00 à 14:00

Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Secondary school (15 years and up)

Lori, Stepanavan community

"Lori berd” Museum Reserve

Armenia, 1922, Lori Berd village

www.hushardzan.am

Historical and cultural preservation of “Lori-Berd “stretched on a mountain plateau of almost triangle shape, bordered by deep ravines of Miskhana and Dzoraget rivers in the western settlement of Lori –Berd. David Anhoghin of Kyurikid’s branch of Ani’s Bagratid dynasty founded Lori –Berd nearly in 989-1048. In addition to natural barriers, artificial barriers were built in the territory of citadel gorges. At first Kyurikyans, than Zaqaryans and their successors built palaces, churches, baths, built bridges, set up cross stones in gorges separating the suburbs of the city. The territory of Castle and the surrounding areas have been inhabitied surrounding areas have been inhabitied since ancient times.

Lecture

Public lecture dedicated to the archaeological site “Lori berd” (Castle of Lori)
During the open lecture, the history of the monument and the works carried out on the spot will be presented. The lesson will be conducted by the center’s archeologist Hakob Simonyan.

Free

Saturday 18 June de 13:00 à 14:00

Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Secondary school (15 years and up)

Yerevan, Kentron adm. district

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of NAS RA

11 Charents St, Yerevan 0025

Scientific research institution founded in 1959, specialized in Archaeology, Ethnography, Ethno-sociology, Anthropology, Epigraphy, Archaeobiology, etc.

Lecture

Development of archaeology in Armenia and its perspectives (Moderator: P. Avetisyan and/or A. Bobokhyan)
A lecture dedicated to the steps of Armenian archaeology will be organized at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of NAS RA. In a popular way and through PP presentation the history of research, the peculiarities of different periods, the current state of Armenian archaeology, international relations, development prospects will be revealed. All this will be done in the context of world archaeology developments.

Free

Friday 17 June de 17:00 à 18:00

Adults, General public

Schoolchildren :

Secondary school (15 years and up)

Yerevan, Shengavit adm. district

"Shengavit” Museum Reserve

1 Bagratunyats Str., 0039 Yerevan, Armenia

www.erebuni.am

SHENGAVIT- is a unique Early Agricultural settlement in the Near East (IV-III millennium, B.C.). It is situated in the south-western part of Yerevan on the eastern cape of lake Yerevanian. The monument occupies 6,0 ha and presents square and round joined dwellings with sideways and small streets. In the museum of the archaeological site you can see rich archaeological materials found during the excavations.

Workshop

“Let’s Excavate Together”
All schoolchildren, interested in archaeology and new discoveries, will have the opportunity to carry out archaeological excavations together and make new discoveries in the artificialeducational excavation areas adjacent to “Erebuni” Museums. During the educational program, with the help of a professional archaeologist, the participants will carry out excavations with archaeological tools and appropriate accessories, unearthing copies of Urartian artifacts, such as jars, various metal objects, remnants of cuneiform and other interesting items.

Free

Saturday 18 June de 11:30 à 13:00

Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Yerevan, Shengavit adm. district

''Karmir Blur'' Ancient Site

92 H.Hovhannisyan Str., 0086 Yerevan, Armenia

www.erebuni.am

Karmir Blur was founded in mid-7th century BC by Urartian King Rusa II. The city was the capital of the Transcaucasian provinces of the ancient kingdom of Urartu. It is located near the modern city of Yerevan in Armenia. It was an administrative and economical center with double-storied citadel, where workshops of ceramic, military and metalworking, storehouses of wine and beer, granaries, colonnade hall, living space were situated. The name Karmir Blur translates to “Red Hill“ because of the hill's reddish hue. It became this color after the city was set on fire. Archaeological materials which were found during the excavations might be seen in “Erebuni” Archaeological and Historical Culture Preserve, which is situated on the foot of Arin Berd Hill.

Workshop

“How to conduct archaeological survey”
An educational program in the form of a course on organizing archaeological survey will be organized in front of the fortress in Karmir Blur ancient site. Copies of items and fragments from different periods will be hidden in the area in advance. Participants will learn the methods of conducting archaeological survey, will use special maps and aerial photographs, then will make a map of the unearthed items, will make a statistical study and will gain some knowledge about pottery typology.

Free

Friday 17 June de 11:30 à 13:00

Adults, General public, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Yerevan, Erebuni adm. district

Erebuni Museum Reserve

Erebuni St., 38 Building, Armenia, 0020, Yerevan

www.erebuni.am

Erebuni Museum of History of Foundation of Yerevan was established in 1968. The opening of the museum was timed to coincide with the 2750th anniversary of Yerevan. The Museum stands at the foot of the Arin Berd hill, on top of which the Urartian Fortress Erebouni has stood since 782 BCE. The City-Fortress was excavated, some parts of the structure were reinforced and restored, and the fortress was turned into an outdoor Museum. The collection of the Erebuni Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve is rich. You can discover the archaeological artifacts from various regions of Armenia from pre-Urartian, Urartian, Hellenistic and even from the early periods (about 12.000).

Workshop

“Let’s Excavate Together”
All schoolchildren, interested in archaeology and new discoveries, will have the opportunity to carry out archaeological excavations together and make new discoveries in the artificialeducational excavation areas adjacent to “Erebuni” Museums. During the educational program, with the help of a professional archaeologist, the participants will carry out excavations with archaeological tools and appropriate accessories, unearthing copies of Urartian artifacts, such as jars, various metal objects, remnants of cuneiform and other interesting items.

Free

Friday 17 June de 11:30 à 13:00

Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Yerevan, Erebuni adm. district

Erebuni Museum Reserve

Erebuni St., 38 Building, Armenia, 0020, Yerevan

www.erebuni.am

Erebuni Museum of History of Foundation of Yerevan was established in 1968. The opening of the museum was timed to coincide with the 2750th anniversary of Yerevan. The Museum stands at the foot of the Arin Berd hill, on top of which the Urartian Fortress Erebouni has stood since 782 BCE. The City-Fortress was excavated, some parts of the structure were reinforced and restored, and the fortress was turned into an outdoor Museum. The collection of the Erebuni Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve is rich. You can discover the archaeological artifacts from various regions of Armenia from pre-Urartian, Urartian, Hellenistic and even from the early periods (about 12.000).

Workshop

“Feeling the Archaeology”
People with visual impairments will participate in an interactive educational program, carrying outin“Erebuni” Museum.Accompanied by the museum's experienced staff, they will be able to gain knowledge about Erebuni, a cuneiform writing system and important archaeological items unearthed from Erebuni Fortress, touching the copies of about 30 items, displayed in the museum.At the same time, a special tangible album and braille texts have been created for all items.

Free

Saturday 18 June de 14:00 à 15:00

General public

Accessibility

Visual disability

Yerevan, Erebuni adm. district

Erebuni Museum Reserve

Erebuni St., 38 Building, Armenia, 0020, Yerevan

www.erebuni.am

Erebuni Museum of History of Foundation of Yerevan was established in 1968. The opening of the museum was timed to coincide with the 2750th anniversary of Yerevan. The Museum stands at the foot of the Arin Berd hill, on top of which the Urartian Fortress Erebouni has stood since 782 BCE. The City-Fortress was excavated, some parts of the structure were reinforced and restored, and the fortress was turned into an outdoor Museum. The collection of the Erebuni Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve is rich. You can discover the archaeological artifacts from various regions of Armenia from pre-Urartian, Urartian, Hellenistic and even from the early periods (about 12.000).

Digital offers

“Three-dimensional (3D) Reconstructions of Archaeological Monuments”
Three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of Urartian monuments. The video will present the models of three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of a number of Urartian monuments, made by Ruben Sargsyan, the architect-reconstructor of “Erebuni“Museum.

Free

Saturday 18 June de 15:00 à 15:30

Children, Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Yerevan, Shengavit adm. district

''Karmir Blur'' Ancient Site

92 H.Hovhannisyan Str., 0086 Yerevan, Armenia

www.erebuni.am

Karmir Blur was founded in mid-7th century BC by Urartian King Rusa II. The city was the capital of the Transcaucasian provinces of the ancient kingdom of Urartu. It is located near the modern city of Yerevan in Armenia. It was an administrative and economical center with double-storied citadel, where workshops of ceramic, military and metalworking, storehouses of wine and beer, granaries, colonnade hall, living space were situated. The name Karmir Blur translates to “Red Hill“ because of the hill's reddish hue. It became this color after the city was set on fire. Archaeological materials which were found during the excavations might be seen in “Erebuni” Archaeological and Historical Culture Preserve, which is situated on the foot of Arin Berd Hill.

Workshop

“Let’s Excavate Together”
All schoolchildren, interested in archaeology and new discoveries, will have the opportunity to carry out archaeological excavations together and make new discoveries in the artificialeducational excavation areas adjacent to Karmir Blur site. During the educational program, with the help of a professional archaeologist, the participants will carry out excavations with archaeological tools and appropriate accessories, unearthing copies of Urartian artifacts, such as jars, various metal objects, remnants of cuneiform and other interesting items.

Free

Sunday 19 June de 11:30 à 13:00

Children, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Yerevan, Erebuni adm. district

Erebuni Museum Reserve

Erebuni St., 38 Building, Armenia, 0020, Yerevan

www.erebuni.am

Erebuni Museum of History of Foundation of Yerevan was established in 1968. The opening of the museum was timed to coincide with the 2750th anniversary of Yerevan. The Museum stands at the foot of the Arin Berd hill, on top of which the Urartian Fortress Erebouni has stood since 782 BCE. The City-Fortress was excavated, some parts of the structure were reinforced and restored, and the fortress was turned into an outdoor Museum. The collection of the Erebuni Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve is rich. You can discover the archaeological artifacts from various regions of Armenia from pre-Urartian, Urartian, Hellenistic and even from the early periods (about 12.000).

Workshop

“Let’s Restore “Urartian” Clay Treasures Together”
During this educational program, the participants are divided into 2 groups and try to collect fragments and complete the copies of the Urartian jugs and bowls, with the help of the experienced restorers of “Erebuni” Museum. This educational program greatly promotes the sense of entirely completing the work, as well as sows certain pottery restoration skills.

Free

Sunday 19 June de 15:00 à 17:00

Children, Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Yerevan, Erebuni adm. district

Erebuni Museum Reserve

Erebuni St., 38 Building, Armenia, 0020, Yerevan

www.erebuni.am

Erebuni Museum of History of Foundation of Yerevan was established in 1968. The opening of the museum was timed to coincide with the 2750th anniversary of Yerevan. The Museum stands at the foot of the Arin Berd hill, on top of which the Urartian Fortress Erebouni has stood since 782 BCE. The City-Fortress was excavated, some parts of the structure were reinforced and restored, and the fortress was turned into an outdoor Museum. The collection of the Erebuni Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve is rich. You can discover the archaeological artifacts from various regions of Armenia from pre-Urartian, Urartian, Hellenistic and even from the early periods (about 12.000).

Lecture

“Archaeology and Context”
Archaeological context is important for the stratigraphy, chronology and perception of the excavated site. Applying the contextual approach opens new perspectives for coverage of a number of complex issues of the Urartian archaeology in a new way. The lecture will be presented by the director of “Erebuni“ Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, archeologist-Urartologist, Ph.D Miqayel Badalyan.

Free

Sunday 19 June de 17:00 à 18:00

Family, Adults, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Secondary school (15 years and up)

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