German scientists ready to include Armenian petroglyphs in UNESCO list
May 22, 2013 - 21:18 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net? - "Images of the ages: Armenian Petroglyphs" exhibit opened on May 22 in German ministry of foreign affairs.
According to dpa agency, the event features exceptional photos of ancient rock art found on Armenian mountains.
A group of German archaeologists led by Dr. Harald Meller, Director of the State Agency of Monument Protection and Archaeology of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, have voiced willingness to help Armenia in her efforts to include the petroglyphs in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The scientists have conducted careful survey of ancient rock art, with a database of Armenian petroglyphs to be later developed.
15 German specialists are involved in the project launched in 2011.
Different patters, including images of soldiers, bears, leopards and mountain goats are carved on the Armenian rocks and mountains. According o the experts' estimates, they were carved four millennia ago. Their photos are first showcased at Berlin exhibit.
The event will run until June 12.source: