“The secret of the Soil: Karmir Blur (Red Hill)”

In 2022, our research center organized or participated in 5 exhibitions in cooperation with various Armenian museums. On May 21, together with the Erebuni Historical and Archaeological Reserve-Museum, the opening of a temporary exhibition entitled “The Secret of the Soil: Karmir Blur (Red Hill)” took place. The exhibition presented a small selection of hundreds of findings found during excavations carried out at the famous ancient site of Karmir Blur in 2013-2016 (head archaeologist: Hakob Simonyan). The excavations were carried out by the SN-CO Scientific Research Center of Historical and Cultural Heritage.
In 2013-2016, more than 250 tombs were excavated. The materials found from the excavation belong to the pre-Urartian, Urartian and post-Urartian periods. They reflect elements characteristic of the lifestyle of our ancestors, martial arts, jewelry, beliefs and ritual representations.
Yerevan Mayor Hrachya Sargsyan, members of the Yerevan City Council, Head of the Department of History and Protection of Cultural Monuments of the Ministry of ESCS of the Republic of Armenia Harutyun Vanyan, employees of the Ministry, and other guests attended the opening of the exhibition.
During the opening, the directors of the Erebuni Museum and the Scientific Research Center, Mikael Badalyan and Khachik Harutyunyan emphasized the importance of implementing upcoming joint programs and confirmed that the exhibition is another important step towards popularizing such an interesting and important monument as Karmir Blur).).