Former state minister of Armenia, world-famous archeologist Grigor Areshyan has died. Narek Mkrtchyan, a member of the majority My Step faction of the National Assembly, wrote about this on his Facebook page.

"Professor Areshyan has a great contribution in the fields of Armenology, archeology and history. Professor Areshyan has led various archeological excavations, including the excavations of the cave called Areni-1 in Vayots Dzor Province, during which the already world-famous 5,500-year-old footwear was discovered," Mkrtchyan added, in particular.