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A tomb stone has been found in Aghdzk, with an inscription that is perhaps one of the oldest ones in Mashtots alphabet. The most ancient Armenian palace has been also excavated that covers an area of 4500 square meters. The only Armenian palace that has been preserved is the 7th-century Dvin palace as well as the Aruch palace. But in this case we go back to the 4th to 5th centuries. This is a stunning discovery for Armenian architecture.
During the excavations, also metal coins, ornaments, and buildings peculiar to urban culture have been discovered. The Armenian urban culture was developed already in the 4th century and its testimony is the prototype of the first bathroom unit. The water of the mountain spring had been delivered through an underground road to the palace.
- Hakob Simonyan