Armenian culture was formed during the period of tribal unions and state formations. Numerous ancient settlements, cyclopean fortresses have been discovered on the territory of Western Armenia, rich tombs have been excavated. The weapons, tools, household items and jewelry found in them testify to the old and high cultural development. The Ararat Kingdom played a great role in the formation and development of the ancient Armenian culture (IX-VI centuries). The progress of Urartian culture coincided with the strengthening of the state. Most of the finds belong to the reigns of Kings Menua, Argishti I, and Sarduri II. Carefully preserving and enriching their own, the Armenian people have made their worthy contribution to the common cultural treasury of the peoples of the Earth.

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