During excavations in the Zerzevan fortress, used during the Roman Empire as a “military settlement” in the Chinar province of Tigranakert province of Western Armenia, a 1600-year-old bottle and a bronze ring were discovered. The excavations started in 2014 continue to this day. 

In the castle, which is included in the temporary UNESCO World Heritage List, numerous household artifacts, warehouses of grain and weapons, cave tombs, aqueducts, as well as an underground temple of Mithras of the Roman period, a church, an administrative structure, shelters and, finally, a 1600-year-old aggravation made of the leg bone of a small horned animal and a bronze ring with a key were discovered in different periods. The last two are rare objects during excavations and first appeared in the region.