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Location: Gyumri, Armenia
Season: May 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021
Session Dates: May-October
Deadline Type: Rolling
Gyumri History Museum
It is multi layer site and was inhabited from early bronze to the middle ages. This site represents not only local but international significance in archaeological as Shirak province is unique for its Sumerian types of pottery. There is also a Urartian antique archaeological layer, with its settlements and tomb fields. The statue of tree of life, black clay pottery, rhinoceros head, the statue of decorated bull were found from this area. In 1998 some excavation was implemented in the area, where bases of settlements were uncovered by Kumayri Museum Preserve, but it was covered with construction waste after the 1988 earthquake.
Period(s) of Occupation: Gyumri archeology site is more than 5,000 years old. This is an early Bronze Age cultural layer and the heritage of Kur-Araks.
Our work intends to collect the data that was lost thousands of years ago and to find out the real significance and importance of the land that was called Eriakhi (current Shirak).
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 7 days
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: No
Room and Board Arrangements:
Your fee includes: All ground transportation, including airport pick-up and drop-off Lodging All meals Translator Instruction Excursions
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