Public Radio of Armenia
The archaeological excavations in Artsakh’s Tigranakert have revealed a unique Christian mausoleum, residential economic complexes have been opened as a result of diggings, the northern wall of the fortress built by King Tigran has also been found.
This year the findings have taken the expedition to Amaras, where the eastern part of Grigorius’ Mausoleum has been found, which can help make new revelations about the early Christian period in Armenia.
According to the head of Tigranakert expedition Hamlet Petrosyan, there have been over 100 publications about Tigranakert over the past ten years of excavations, but there is no academic monograph presenting the phenomenon of monument.
He says the scientific and political circles in Armenia are indifferent towards the issue. Azerbaijan, in turn, does not stop holding most various actions and publishing articles to describe the research works in Tigranakert as political excavations.
“Tigranakert is one of the most powerful factors revealing the identity of Armenians of Artsakh and worldwide,” Hamlet Petrosyan told reporters.