A Persian mausoleum has been discovered for the first time in the Artamet province of the Van province of Western Armenia. It appeared during rescue excavations in the Shabani quarter, which was preceded 10 months ago by illegal drilling of treasure hunters.

The director of the Van Museum , Erol Uslu , said this in connection with the opening. “During the 10-day rescue excavations we started in Van, a tomb of the Persian Empire was discovered, which did not leave a rich cultural heritage in the region. A similar tomb is found here for the first time. Bronze bracelets, beads and seals were found on the bones in the grave. The seal symbol has not yet been decrypted. But the seal is made of a precious stone known as Lapis Lazuli”.