FUTURE OF ARMENIA'S PAST
"Discovery" Program Supports Archeology in Armenia
29 Oct 04
"It's high time to pay attention to and support the Armenian
Archeology," Lory Khachaturian writes in Armenian Mirror
Spectator". But preservation of archeological values demands serious material and intellectual efforts.
For decades the Armenian archeologists have been hardly studying
the archeological values belonging to various periods and being
confident that the items found through excavations will enrich our
knowledge about the historical, political, economic and public life
of our country, opening new prospects for enlarging the geography
"Discovery" project that is an independent, non-profit organization
is aimed to contribute to the acknowledgement of Armenia's cultural
heritage, supporting the organization and implementation of excavation
The newly established organization has attracted the attention of both
Armenian and foreign scientists. They have unfolded active initiatives
to achieve the aims of the organization. Theses aims are as follows:
1. To support financially and by other means the archeological and
2. To deepen the relations and cooperation between the Armenian and
3. To help students study the contemporary methods and theories of
archeology at US universities.
4. To get financial sources for making excavation and preserving the
5. To enlarge the society's awareness of the sphere.
The program will also pay attention to editing archeological
materials. Till now the results of the excavations were highlighted
only in Armenian and Russian. This factor makes these studies available
for the speakers of these two languages only, while they are important
contribution to the world's civilization. Thus, the publication
of these materials in English and in other foreign languages should
not be postponed.
To get more information about the project visit www.projectdiscovery.net website.
By Hakob Tsulikian