The field of archeology has been booming in Armenia for the past several years. From Agarak and Amanus to Ughtasar and Gegharot, many recent findings by international experts have yet again confirmed long held beliefs that the Armenian Highlands may perhaps be the epicenter of early human cultural development. This comes as no surprise to many of us Armenians who have for many years been drawing such conclusions. I believe that these recent findings are a fraction of what really exists underneath the sacred earth of the Armenian Highlands. Recently, an archeological site within Armenia revealed five thousand year old artifacts and human remains said to be of Aryan tribes - yet again adding credence to the belief that ancient Indo-Europeans originated within the Armenian Highlands. Third millennium BC is a significant date because it is long before the time when, according to mainstream Western academia, Indo-Europeans were supposed to have entered the region in question.
YEREVAN, Armenia Nov 9, 2005 — Archeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed burial mounds dating back to the third millennium B.C. which they believe contain remains and trinkets from ancient Aryan nomads. Historian Hakob Simonian said Wednesday that the four mounds were among 30 discovered about 35 miles west of the Armenian capital Yerevan, containing beads made of agate, carnelian and as well as the remains of what appears to be a man, aged 50-55. Also found were remains of domesticated horses and glazed pottery appearing to show chariots, Simonian said.