EXCAVATIONS DISCOVERED ENTRANCE PILLARS OF KHALD TEMPLE IN EREBUNI
17:14, 30 July, 2013
YEREVAN, JULY 30, ARMENPRESS: Armenian-French excavation group this
year chose such part for excavations in Erebuni which had been
studied less during the previous years. About this informed head
of Armenian-French excavation group Stefan Deshamp during press
conference on July 30. “There are several issues which did not
receive answers during excavations in 1950-s and 1960-s. This year
we chose the territory near temple of Khald god in order to answer
many questions. The main question of the excavations was to find out
what connection had the temple of Khald and great hall with pillars
which had been excavated in past,” he said, reports “Armenpress”.
In his words during 2012 excavations they discovered the street
art around the temple and this year continued excavations in the
above-mentioned s street which possibly is the oldest street in
Yerevan. “This street allows making chronological adjustments,” said
the leader of the excavation group. He mentioned that in result of
current year excavations they came to conclusion that Erebuni greatly
suffered from the earthquake which happened in the second art of 7th
century. Besides entrance pillars of Khald god temple were discovered.
Armenian-French archaeological excavation group implements excavations
in Erebuni temple since 2008. On July 30 was summed up the 6th stage
of excavations. The excavations will continue till 2015.
From: A. Papazian