Shengavit

Since time immemorial, Shengavit has been a populated village. Bronze Age findings obtained up today, speak eloquently to the antiquity of the village. Today, the village is considered as one of the most remarkable archaeological sites of Armenia. 

Archaeologists discovered fortification walls made of unhewn stone, which must have once surrounded the settlement. There was also an underground flagstone passage that led to the river Hrazdan.

It is an established fact, that Shengavit was inhabited during four consecutive, different periods from the 4th to the beginning of the 2nd century BC.

Many objects have been uncovered during archaeological excavations: shards of dishes, pots and other containers. The discovery of tools made of bone - needles, distaff, arrowheads - leads to the conclusion that animal husbandry and yarning were highly developed in this area. These findings are exhibited in a small museum in Shengavit, located near to the site of the archaeological excavation.