YEREVAN, November 1. (ARMENPRESS).
As a result of the fruitful cooperation between the Armenian-German research program of the ancient Armenian petroglyphs, an internet website will be created dedicated to the Armenian petroglyphs. In a conversation with “Armenpress” the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Armenia Hasmik Poghosyan stated that the Armenian petroglyphs need a deep and serious observation. Poghosyan said: “We must record everything that we have with the assistance of experts from Germany. They encouraged us to crate a granary, as the Armenian petroglyphs are unique and will be included in the list of UNESCO world heritage.”
She also added that the German experts have already introduced a lengthy written document, where everything is recorded and a large amount of information regarding the petroglyphs is available. The minister said: “The works will continue for another year, after which it will become clear what we have done and what is still to be done. It’s not only about the inclusion into UNESCO world heritage list, it’s also about informing the outside world about the Armenian petroglyphs.” The necessary mechanisms for their preservation will also be developed.
The Armenian-German research program of the petroglyphs in Jermuk and Sisian under the leadership of Professor Harold Miller and the Director of the Institute of Archeology and Demography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia Pavel Avetisyan kicked off in 2011.