During the excavations carried out in Ich fortress of Ahlat province of Baghesh, Western Armenia, 5,200-year-old ceramic items belonging to the Kur-Araks culture were found.

The pottery belonging to the above-mentioned culture discovered during the excavations dates back to 3200 BC, and many other ceramic items have come down to us from the Iron Age to the Middle Ages.

According to the scientific coordinator of the excavations of the ancient city of Ahlat, Dr. Mehmet Kulaz, there are finds of pottery specific to the Urartian period. He expressed hope that in the lower layers there will be remnants of Urartian architecture.