Armenian culture in the Ararat Kingdom

  • by Western Armenia, March 01, 2022 in Culture

    Armenian culture was formed during the period of tribal unions and state formations. A lot of ancient settlements have been discovered on the territory of Western Armenia, where weapons, tools, household items and jewelry findings testify the ancient and high cultural development.

In the formation and development of the ancient Armenian culture, the Van (Ararat) Kingdom played its great role (IX-VI centuries). Vivid examples of Urartian culture are fragments of the royal bronze throne, which are kept partly in the British Museum, partly in the Hermitage. On the walls of Urartian architectural buildings there are traces of paintings of widespread bright shades. During the excavations, a large number of gold and silver jewelry was discovered.