Excavations continue in the Amida Hill of Tigranakert, Western Armenia, where the Hurri-Mitanni and other Urartian civilizations lived. Excavations have uncovered 1,700-year-old Roman tombs. In addition, canals and heating systems have been discovered, which are estimated to be 1800 years old.

The tomb where the stone sarcophagus was found dates back to Roman times, and probably the ruling elite was buried in the cemetery under the palace. So far, graves have been found in 7 places, where human bones and skeletons are found.