YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The archeological expedition of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences headed by Pavel Avetissian is carrying out excavations in the vicinity of the village of Agarak of the Aragatsotn region.
Remnants of an early bronze-age temple–sanctuary and altar have been found in the territory occupying 200 hectares from Agarak to the village of Voskehat.
Avetissian told reporters this territory was settled in the ancient period and in the Middle Ages–due to which layers were formed–so the excavations will reach the initial layers formed in the Bronze Age.
A number of ceramic objects–sculptures–bronze objects–metal coins with the image of Octavian August have already been found.
Avetissian said no such monumen’s have been found in the territory of Armenia and the Ancient East before.
This is a rare construction as far as its size is concerned–which is a town-temple of the 3rd-4th centuries BC.
He added that the monument occupies a territory of 200 hectares–which can be compared with the Egyptian and Chinese masterpieces.