THIRTY YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ARTSAKH, YEREVAN AND DIASPORA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXCAVATIONS OF TIGRANAKERT

ARMENPRESS
JULY 27, 2010
STEPANAKERT

STEPANAKERT, JULY 27, ARMENPRESS: About 30 young people from Artsakh,
Yerevan and Diaspora will participate in the excavations of Tigranakert
August 10-15. "Our goal is to invite such young people who are aware
of history, are majoring in archeology or are political analysts
or international scientists. That is to say our prior issue is to
invite the interested circles," head of the Youth affairs department
of the NKR Culture and Youth Affairs Ministry Tigran Atanesyan told
Armenpress.

Head of the Artsakh archeological excavation group of the Archeology
and Ethnography Institute of the Armenian Academy of Sciences Hamlet
Petrosyan said during one of his news conferences that the extended
excavations, additional cleaning of the monument and preservation of
the landscape's appearance, the whole process of informing the public
about the works - publications, creation of web site, exhibitions -
and finally the creation of Tigranakert archeological museum are
the important part of the process. As a result, today Tigranakert
has the greatest number of visitors and public knows about it. In
this respect Atanesyan highlighted the importance of the monument,
adding that during the excavations the necessity of additional force
and young people is great.

Five archeologists, two architects, tens of students from Yerevan and
Artsakh state universities and more than 40 workers are participating
in the Tigranakert research works. The excavations are made in the
territory of the citadel, northern fence and Basilica church sectors.




From: A. Papazian