Publications

Season Summary 2017

23.01.2018 / Mateusz Iskra

The fifth season of the excavation was conducted from 30th of August to 30th of September. In the settlement, the strategy of the mission aimed to dig deeper at selected portions of the site to reach the earlier phases associated with the Urartian occupation of the „lower town”. While, in the cemetery a new kurgan[…]

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Season Summary 2016

22.01.2018 / Mateusz Iskra

The fourth season at Metsamor was the longest in the history of the project. The fieldwork was conducted from 15th of August to 30th of September. The main aim of the season was to extend the excavated area to uncover the broader urban layout of the settlement towards the south, west and east. Moreover, after[…]

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Season Summary 2015

22.01.2018 / Mateusz Iskra

The third season at Metsamor started in 3rd of September 2015 and ended in 3rd of October. We extended our research area towards three directions: west, north and south-east. The main aim of the fieldwork was to unearth the area around structures S1 and S2. Moreover, the mission aimed to investigate the rectangular structure (S3)[…]

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Season Summary 2014

29.12.2016 / Mateusz Iskra

In 2014, during the second season of the joint Armenian-Polish archaeological mission, we decided to continue the work on the northern terrace of Mets Blur hill, where, in the previous season, we had promising results. The season lasted from the last days of September until the end of October, considerably longer than in the previous[…]

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Season Summary 2013

15.12.2016 / Mateusz Iskra

In 2013, during the first season of the Armenian-Polish Archaeological Mission to Metsamor the team carried out mainly reconnaissance tasks in order to attempt to reconstruct the general chronology of the site and determine the best location within the limits of the settlement for further in-depth investigation. At the beginning of October, four separate test[…]

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