Lchashen

The village of Lchashen is located in the valley of Sevan. The area was already inhabited before the Urartian times.

Archeological excavations uncovered mausoleums, prehistoric monuments, fortifications and many other building ruins dating back to the 1st millennium (1000) BC.

Among the valuable findings are cuneiform inscriptions of the Urartian kings (Menua and his son Argishti I). They tell about their campaigns and victories.

All findings confirm that this area experienced a remarkable upswing in agriculture, animal husbandry cattle breeding, pottery, wood processing, wine making, goldwork and stonemasonry.
Two chariots and other artifacts can be seen in the History Museum of Armenia in Yerevan.