The mystery of the ruins of a historic city built on a supposedly 2,600-year-old net-like plan on Zernaki Hill in the province of Archesh, Western Armenia, seems to be solved.
The 270-hectare city is about 2.5 kilometers long and 1.5 kilometers wide. It is estimated that about 70,000 people lived in the city.
Head of the Department of Archeology, Faculty of Literature Prof. Rafet Çavuşoglu gave the following information. “This is the first net-like planned city in the eastern region of Western Armenia. In this sense, this place is very important. We have net-like planned archeological discoveries in the coastal areas of the western region, but we come across this for the first time in the east. There are two cave tombs at the western foot belonging to the Urartians. During a similar surface survey, Urartian pottery”.