UNESCO might register Armenian petroglyphs as universal cultural value

Sona Hakobyan

The 15.000-year-old petroglyphs are the most ancient hieroglyphs in the world.  This means that the Armenian as a language existed in the territory of Armenia in neolit, which means, in turn, that Armenians are the natives of Armenia.

A number of international studies have been conducted in Armenia’s Syunik Province, which is rich in petroglyphs. Expert of Armenian studies Hamlet Martitosyan told reporters today that the Armenian petroglyphs might be registered by UNESCO as a universal cultural value.

Attaching importance to the support of foreign archaeologists, Hamlet Martirosyan said he’s confidence that UNESCO will recognize the Armenian petroglyphs as universal cultural value, and this will become a landmark for the Armenia’s place in world culture.

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