A three-room rock tomb is found in the village of Akkush in the Hakkari province of Western Armenia, which is estimated to be from the Urartian period.

Լecturer of the Hakkari University, Omer Tanyurek, who studied the tomb, said: “We can call this the Royal Mausoleum because it consists of many rooms. As a result of the site research, we can say that it is the oldest cave tomb in the region.”

Announcing that the former name of the region is known as Hergyol, Tanurek added, “We named this place Hergyol Rock Tomb. If it is protected, we can preserve our cultural heritage for many years to come.”