Public Radio of Armenia
Today there is no Hellenic monument in the Caucasus larger than Tigranakert. Head of the Tigranakert expedition Hamlet Petrosyan, who started the excavations in Artsakh back in 2006 at his own initiative, considers that the researches works at the site have long exceeded the limits of an academic study with regard to the development of tourism and diffativerent cultural inities.
Although Hamlet Petrosyan has never been interested in politics, he notes that our political field fails to use the historical-cultural monuments, while the cultural heritage could become a powerful tool in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.
According to him, no politician or political scientist has ever spoken about the importance of the discovery of the city built by King Tigran on the territory of Artsakh next to Aghdam.
The research works in Tigranakert are of great significance from the viewpoint of cultural policy, as well. However, this is not propagated at a proper level, either, the archaeologist said.