Azerbaijani archaeologist Sabuhi Huseinov often refers to the Muslim tomb accidentally discovered in 2001 during construction work in central Yerevan, which was excavated in the same year by archaeologist Husik Melkonyan and measured by architect Artak Ghulyan .
Sabuhi Huseinov, widely referring to the mausoleum, conveys his favorite anti-Armenian thoughts, as if Armenian archaeologists and researchers hid the existence of the mausoleum from the scientific community and even Armenian society after the discovery of the mausoleum. The Azerbaijani archaeologist attempts to present the mausoleum as a characteristic element of Azerbaijani culture and explains that Armenian scientific thought specifically hid it and, in some cases, presented it as Mongolian to hide the unwanted reality. In another article he states that there are not even any scientific publications on this tomb and that he discovered it by chance thanks to an information video filmed in 2001, to which he links. He presents the combination of Armenian and Arabic inscriptions on the excavated tomb as an open fraud and distortion of reality on the part of the Armenian side. Huseinov also notes that the Armenians built a nightclub on the ruins of a specially hidden building meant to be a sanctuary for Azerbaijanis. Without referring to such absurd statements of the Azerbaijani archaeologist, let us recall that the grave was discovered during the construction work to be carried out in the basement of the already existing and active club. Work was stopped and excavations were carried out. Archaeologist Husik Melkonyan, who led the excavations, referred to this tomb in scientific articles. The Muslim mausoleum in Yerevan has been mentioned and described by other Armenian researchers.
For example, the architect Leonid Bretanitsky, who described the Muslim mausoleum in Khachen in more detail, saw obvious similarities between this mausoleum and the Eghvard church-mausoleum. The architect of the sacred Astsvatsatsin tomb church of Yeghvard, built in 1301, was Shahik Vardpet, as evidenced by the inscription on one of the windows.
The existence of the tomb is also not a secret for the public, it was never hidden, various Armenian researchers spoke about this monument in their interviews and posts on social networks.
Armenian scientific thought has never hidden or rejected the relations of Armenian culture with Christian, Islamic and other cultures of neighboring peoples. Thanks to these interactions, each of them acquired new characteristics, enriched with new achievements. Muslim tombs and other monuments in Yerevan, Khachen and Vanosai are the best proof of this.