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by Karina Manukyan
Archaeologists have discovered ancient archives during the excavation in Artashat, the capital city of Greater Armenia.
Pavel Avetisyan, Director of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, has told ArmInfo that during the previous excavations two archives dating back to I and II centuries BC were found. The third archive has been found this year near an ancient bathhouse of the Roman type.
The archive contains exclusive information about the late period of the capital Artashat.
Artashat, the capital of Greater Armenia, was founded in Ararat Valley by King Artashes. Historians mention various dates of its foundation. Most of the experts say that Artashat was founded in 176 BC. Romans called Artashat an Armenian Carthage and considered Hannibal to be its founder.