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Glass bracelet discovered during excavation in Zorats Karer archaeological site

YEREVAN, JANUARY 30, ARMENPRESS. A large number of pottery fragments, iron weapons and remains of tools have been discovered during 2016 excavations of the “Zorats Karer” archaeological settlement, Ashot Piliposyan, deputy director of scientific works of the “Preservations Service for Historic-Cultural reserve-museums and historic environment” state non commercial organization (SNCO) told a press conference.

Among the findings, Piliposyan pointed out a 11-13 century glass bracelet discovered during excavations of the tomb.

“It turns out that during those ages after the decline of the Bagratunis there was a rather difficult situation in Armenia, and this large tombs served as shelters for people during the invasions of Mongol-Tatars and Seljuks”, he said.

According to Piliposyan, more than 4 slabs have been found in the central tomb. “All these findings prove that the memorial belongs to the Iron Age, the excavations of which are planned to continue in 2017 as well”, Piliposyan said.

Zorats Karer, also called Karahunj, is a prehistoric archaeological site near the town of Sisian in the Syunik Province of Armenia. 

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