Artashessian Border Post Discovered in Vartenik

GAVAR (Armenpress)–During the restoration project of the St. Asdvadzadzin Church–built in 1321 and located in the village of Vartenik in the Gekharkunik region of Armenia–a unique border post was discovered in one of the church walls by the Gekharkunik region Historical Environment Protection Service Executive Norik Hacheyan. In addition to the exciting finding–there is a five-line inscription on the border post in the Aramaic language.

Although the border post is broken in half–the text is fully preserved. The post will be investigated and decoded by experts–and will be kept at the museum attached to the church–which will open after the restoration of the church is completed. The discovery is significant because it testifies to the fact that Vardenik was established more than 2200 years ago.

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