Archaeological Museum of Tigranakert

  • by Western Armenia, June 13, 2024 in Patrimony
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Archaeological Museum of Tigranakert  is located in the Askeran region of the Republic of Artsakh.

The Armenian king Tigran II the Great founded the history of the study of the city  in Artsakh and the materials were found from the excavations have been  presented in the museum.

During the 44-day war, Tigranakert became an enemy shelling area. As a result, the archaeological site of Tigranakert was completely destroyed.

With the efforts of the Artsakh authorities and the research team of Tigranakert, the museum collections were evacuated and are in a safe place.

And before the war, the museum had become one of the main directions of Artsakh's cultural policy.

To open a museum next to the excavated monument was a new practice in Artsakh and Tigranakert was the first example.

The museum had about thirty thousand visitors a year.

Various cultural events, intellectual games were held regularly, and the Vardavar holiday was celebrated here in recent years.

Various cultural events, intellectual games were held regularly, and the Vardavar holiday was celebrated here in recent years.

In the Tigranakert museum, a part of the items discovered from the excavations since 2005, the best examples, were displayed.