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The Republic of Armenia is very rich in archaeological, historical-architectural monuments. They reveal almost all the stages of social culture development, formed along with the old world civilizations as a result of comprehensive intercourses. The annual excavations of a part of these monuments reveal exclusively interesting data about the material culture, lifestyle, economics, social system, as well as the attitude towards ritual-religious ideas of the ancient societies inhabiting Armenia.
Participating in excavations of the represented monuments gives you a chance not only to associate directly with the material remains of this rich heritage of world history, but also experience the pleasure and excitement of a sudden find and realize personal ambitions by bringing into the world unexplored pages of history.
Our country’s best specialists will work with you, helping you learn modern methods of excavation, get acquainted with the research process of primary archaeological sources.
Besides, you will have an exclusive chance to take part in rehabilitation – analysis of the excavated materials.Furthermore, by means of separately held lectures and excursions you will find out more about the environment, history and culture of the excavated monuments, perceiving the indissoluble interrelations between the old and modern world.
According to the legend, humanity first tasted wine and felt its magic effect when Noah sipped it at the foot of Mount Ararat.
Archaeological excavations at the sites of the ancient settlements of Arin-Berd, Karmir-Blur, Teyshebani and Elar-Darani testify that the ancestors of modern Armenians possessed a highly-developed wine making culture. Greek historians of a later period, including Herodotus, Xenophon and Strabon, recorded that excellent wines were exported from Armenia to neighboring countries at least 2,500 years ago.
Vivid aroma, rich, original and astringent taste with a velvety texture of Armenian wine…
Everybody knows the delicate taste of Armenian brandy but only few are aware of the majestic taste of Armenian wine made from the same vines of Ararat valley.
During the wine tour you will have a chance to visit and taste the wine and brandy of such companies as: «Ijevan» wine factory, «Proshyan» wine company, «Areni» wine factory as well as «Yerevan’s Ararat Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory» («NOY» brand) and «Yerevan Brandy Company» («Ararat» brand).
The religious tours will give you a unique chance to visit the Land of Noah, follow the route of the Apostles through the first country to adopt Christianity. You will not only make pilgrimages to remote monasteries and early Christian churches with their unique architecture inspired by faith but also trace back the history of world religion from paganism to Christianity by visiting pagan temples and ancient archaeological sites. All this combined with experiencing the local culture, cuisine as well as having personal interaction with local people.
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There are many legends about the origin of the wine, and practically...