A number of findings uncovered in the village of Yervand, Syunik Province date back to the Urartian times. The 200 items unearthed by a treasure hunter include poleaxes, works of art, bronze statuettes, etc.
“The findings date back to 8-6 centuries BC, the era of the Kingdom of Van,” Hakob Simonyan of the Ministry of Culture told reporters today.
The story came to light, when the treasure-hunter tried to sell the findings.
Archaeologist, art critic Hakob Simonyan says the collection is of great value and should be showcased not only in Armenia, but also the best known museums of the world.