The world should know about one of the oldest urban-type settlements of the Armenian Highlands -Shengavit. 

Armenian archaeologists have discovered new evidence that an ancient settlement existed on the territory of the present administrative district of Yerevan Shengavit 5000 years ago.

“The city originated in the Early Bronze Age, when the city was densely populated and built up,” explained the head of the archaeological expedition, Doctor of Art History, Professor Hakob Simonyan and continued: “at the beginning of the Bronze Age, urban culture flourished here. The fortress wall, monumental architecture, craftsman’s quarters, and an incredible number of tools are evidence of a developed economy and trade.

These days, the goal of the campaign we are completing is to prove the phenomenon of Shengavit. Religious buildings indicate that there were strong religious views and an ideal system of protection”.