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YEREVAN. – An NGO dealing with the protection of historic environment organized research and excavations in the vicinity of the tomb chapel of St. Grigoris in Amaras,Martuni region of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

The excavations were led by head of Tigranakert expedition, archaeologist H. Petrosyan. 

Experts found two parallel walls with large hewn blocks that look like a continuation of the walls of the eastern corridor of the tomb. More than a hundred pieces of tile dating back to early Middle Ages suggest that the roof was tiled.

The archeologists found six steps and a tiled floor at the east entrance. This corridor and the entrance on the east side, as well as tiled floor give reason to assume that a more important structure was located to the east of the tomb.

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