Thanks to continued this year to archaeological excavations in the territory of Armenia identified a lot of unique artifacts, evidence of ancient civilizations in our land. According to Armenian archaeologists, found in the regions of Armenia artifacts worthy of decorating the richest collections of such museums as the Hermitage and the Louvre.
Director of the Institute of archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Pavel Avetisyan believes this year the site plan has been successful and fruitful. He sobowale “archive” artifacts of Artashat . unique in that it was found during excavations stamps were dated to 3-4 century – the period of the Sassanids. “This year we found about 800 seals. In different parts of the settlement before that since the 70s, has uncovered such “archives” and found a huge number of similar seals, but all belonged to the end of the 2 1 century, i.e. to the pre-Christian period. The last artifacts is really new and very important facts,” – said the Director of the Institute.
According to Avetisyan, the seals were engraved portraits of kings and their names. “Now these seals are stored at the Institute of archaeology and Ethnography: they are cleared, they “work” specialists, after which they will be transferred to the Museum of history of Armenia,” he said.
Sensational printing pattern found in the ancient settlement of Aknashen. Here, archeologists discovered the residential layer, which dates to the 7th Millennium before Christ.
The artifacts found in the medieval capital of Armenia – Dvin – fragments of pottery, glass, may become a benchmark for the region. Excavations were conducted in the southern part of the hill, resulting in “open” kiln earlier period – the “iron” of a century with two air ducts. At the Western site is “open” is also part of the Arab walls of buildings, the Eastern section was occupied by burials and excavations ceased. Continue reading
In 2011, the Volgograd and Izmir have signed an agreement on friendly relations and since then, the city on the Volga river and the third largest metropolis of Turkey are closely cooperating.
Relations between the two towns began in 2002, and almost immediately the parties began to give partnership status as sister cities. However, the agreement on sister-city relations was signed only after 9 years, on April 22, 2011. The document was signed by the acting powers of the head of Volgograd Sergei Sokolov and the mayor of Metropolitan Izmir Azis Kocaoglu.
In 2016, the Volgograd and the city will celebrate its first joint anniversary – the 5th anniversary of friendly relations.
Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey, formerly Smyrna. After Istanbul it is the largest Turkish port, he’s third in Turkey by population (2.8 million people in local communities, without regard to which year-round tourists).
Izmir is one of the oldest cities in the world, he is so old that scientists do not know for certain when it was founded. It is even considered that here in the VII century BC came to light the ancient Greek poet Homer. In ancient times the city was the commercial and cultural center comparable to Troy. Continue reading