In the Gyurpenar province of Western Armenia, at an altitude of 3,300 meters, the ruins of a fortress belonging to the Urartian period were discovered. A group of archaeologists led by Dr. Rafet Cavusoglu, Head of the Archaeology Department of the Faculty of Literature of Van University, initiated an archaeological research project as part of the excavations. On the rocks, in the ruins of a fortress 70 meters long and 30 meters wide, located on an ancient road built of sandstone, a reservoir with a diameter of 7 meters, walls and the remains of numerous ceramic products were discovered. According to experts, the fortress that served the Urartian rulers also hosted various civilizations in the Iron Age.