Armenia, Hermitage Museum to Cooperate in Archaeological Research

Armenian Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan with Director General of the Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovski (Photo: Ministry of Culture of Armenia)
Armenian Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan with Director General of the Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovski (Photo: Ministry of Culture of Armenia)

Armenian Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan with Director General of the Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovski (Photo: Ministry of Culture of Armenia)

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—A cooperation agreement on research at the archeological site of Karmir Blur (Red Hill) has been signed between the Armenian Ministry of Culture and the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg.

The agreement was signed on Tuesday between Armenian Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan and Director General of the Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovski.

“The agreement envisages joint expeditions and scientific research on the territory of Karmir Blur, research of Armenian scholars at State Hermitage, organization of an international conference dedicated to the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan, etc.,” said Piotrovski.

He informed that Yerevan will host Days of Hermitage, which will mark the start of new steps and progress towards development of the rich scientific, educational and cultural traditions formed by several generations of intellectuals.

“The layers of cooperation are diverse, and it was necessary to sign the agreement to outline the framework and timetable of joint work,” Amiryan said. According to him, the deal will help familiarize Armenian culture worldwide.

The Minister is confident that the research at Karmir Blur will become a source of interesting findings not only for Armenia, but globally.

“Karmir Blur occupies 40 hectares of land, but only 10% of it has been studied. Therefore, there is a plethora of material to study,” said Gagik Gyurjyan, Director of the Erebuni Historic and Archaeological Museum Reserve.

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