Season 2021 coming soon

30.07.2021 / Iskra Mateusz

After a one-year break caused by pandemic situation, the Armenian-Polish Archaeological Mission, Metsamor goes back into the field. The eighth season of archaeological excavations in Metsamor will begin soon, on August 16th, and is scheduled to September 16th.  This year expedition has a total of 23 members (list below), including several ‘debutants’. Unfortunately, for various[…]

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European Heritage Days for the second time in Metsamor

29.07.2021 / Iskra Mateusz

On September 18 and 19, 2021, the Armenian-Polish Archaeological Mission, together with the Metsamor Museum, will host the European Heritage Days- an annual event of the European Union and the Council of Europe promoting the protection of monuments and museum activities. This type of initiative has also appeared in Armenia since 2000, still enjoying the[…]

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Poles in the Near East 2018

17.07.2018 / Otto Bagi

This year’s 'Poles in the Near East' conference was held in the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw between the 7th and 9th June. Among the distinguished guests was H.E. Mr. Edgar Ghazaryan, ambassador of Armenia to Poland, along with Mr Ara Tarverdzyan and Mr Karen Pahlevanyan, director and deputy director of the ‘Service[…]

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New Agreement Signed

17.07.2018 / Otto Bagi

Mr Ara Tarverzyan, director of the 'Service for the Protection of Historical Environment and Cultural Museum-Reservations’ of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, Dr Tomasz Waliszewski, director of PCMA, and Prof Krzysztof Jakubiak, director of the Institute of Archaeology signed a new agreement that cements the continuation of the fruitful cooperation of[…]

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Interview in Bari Luys

17.07.2018 / Otto Bagi

Mr Ara Tarverdyan and Mr Karen Pahlevanyan, the director and deputy director of the 'Service for the Protection of Historical Environment and Cultural Museum-Reservations' (SPHECMR) of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia along with Professor Ashot Piliposyan were the guests of the Bari Luys (Good Morning) TV show on ArmeniaTV a few[…]

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Interview by Ancient History Encyclopedia

17.05.2018 / Otto Bagi

Recently, an interview has been published with Prof. Krzysztof Jakubiak by the Ancient History Encyclopedia. It discusses the history of our mission, the main research questions the project aims to answer and some of our plans for the future. You can read the full text of the interview under this link.    

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Publication of Metsamorian Readings 2017

10.12.2017 / Otto Bagi

On the 1st November, the publication of the conference held at Metsamor in September has arrived still fresh and warm from the press. It contains all the articles of the participants and many more submitted by researchers who were not able to attend the conference. Among the published materials are Prof Krzysztof Jakubiak’s „Metsamor: Research[…]

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Metsamorian Readings 2017

05.10.2017 / Otto Bagi

The first international conference dedicated to Metsamor was held on the 28th September. The participants were presenting their research that encompassed the site itself and the region throughout all chronological periods. The conference was chaired by Ara Tarverdyan, the director of the Armenian Ministry of Culture’s „service for the protection of historical environment and cultural[…]

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End of 2017 Season

03.10.2017 / Otto Bagi

All good things come to an end, so as our latest season at Metsamor. The team has made an enormous progress in the settlement, the 5 groups that worked in the „lower town” dug deeper to reach the earlier phases of Urartian occupation. During the excavation, more than 310 kg of pottery and over 100[…]

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The 2017 Season Dates

01.08.2017 / Otto Bagi

Finally, the dates of the upcoming 2017 season have been officially confirmed; the excavation will commence on the 31st August and the fieldwork will continue until the 26th September. This year, we are planning to enlarge the excavated area in the settlement, and to go deeper in some squares that has been dug in the[…]

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Poles in the Near East 2017

27.05.2017 / Otto Bagi

The yearly „Poles in the Near East” conference, organised by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, was held on the 25-26th May at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. On the second day, three of our team members were presenting their work in Metsamor during the session dedicated to projects in the Caucasus region.[…]

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Interview with Prof Piliposyan

31.01.2017 / Otto Bagi

Armenian news outlet interviewed recently Prof Ashot Piliposyan, co-director of the Armenian-Polish archaeological mission, who talked about the fruitful cooperation between Armenian and Polish archaeologists at Metsamor in the past years. He highlighted the extremely successful season in 2016, paying special attention to the necklace found within the settlement and the many beads unearthed[…]

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26th Annual Reporting Conference 2016

01.12.2016 / Otto Bagi

We kindly invite you to the 26th annual reporting conference „Research of the Institute of Archaeology 2016” held in between 5th – 7th December 2016 in room 2.10 of the Institute of Archaeology, Krakowskie Przedmiesćie 26/28 Warsaw. The yearly convention is devoted to the discussion of research results conducted by the employees and PhD students[…]

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The 2016 season in the media

01.10.2016 / Otto Bagi

The results of our recent excavation season and the opening event of the European Heritage Days 2016 were widely covered in the Armenian public so as in the Polish media. The reports highlighted the great successes the team achieved during the season including the 22 gold objects found within the settlement and cemetery. The article[…]

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Opening Ceremony of European Heritage Days 2016

25.09.2016 / Otto Bagi

This year the opening ceremony of the European Heritage Days was held at the Museum of Metsamor. The prestigious event was organized by the Embassy of the European Union in Yerevan. The series of speeches was opened by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, Hasmik Poghosyan. She underlined the importance of the[…]

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