MASC Member Projects: Excavations at Dashtadem

I am late in posting this, but here is some great footage of the NA IAE excavations at the multi-period fortress site of Dashtadem, south of Talin in western Aragatsotn, overseen by VDSRS Co-Director Dr. Astghik Babajanyan.  This video is from early in the 2015 excavations in the southeastern section of the Zakarid period (AD late 12-early 13th c) fortress wall.

The fortress dates from the AD 12th century Sheddadid period, but was used as a fortified site and renovated up until the 19th c.  Excavations will continue at Dashtadem in 2016, supported in part by the US Ambassadors Culture Fund.


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