As a result of the excavations of a small hill in the area near Artashat river, at the foot of Khor Virap hill range, a Roman bath, palaces and the foundations of a Roman aqueduct of the CE 2nd century were discovered.
As reported by Armenpress, during the meeting with the journalists, the head of the Department of Archeology of Ancient Armenia of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, the head of the Artashat excavation expedition Mkrtich Zardaryan said that excavations have been carried out in Artashat since 1970.
According to him, a large Roman bath was discovered in the district near the river, which is rich in mosaics, has a double-heated floor, a complex water supply and drainage system, a covered urban area and various structures decorated with frescoes were found. According to Zardaryan, the district reveals a very interesting period of Artashat life, when the Roman culture had a significant influence on the local culture. The 15 hills of Artashat were densely built. Residential and public buildings were located on the hills. The fences around the hills have reached about ten kilometers.
According to Zardaryan, the foundations of the Roman aqueduct have finally been revealed, which is a unique phenomenon not only for Armenia but also for the Middle East.