Armenians is among first nations engaged in horse breeding for military purposes

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenians is among first nations engaged in horse breeding for military purposes

Evidence is found in archeological excavations on the territory of Shengavit and the village of Nor Naver (Armenia), Hakob Simonyan, director of the Research and Development Center of Cultural and Historical Heritage, told a press conference on June 11.



Archeologists have managed to excavate seven toms with bones and pictures of horses, proving their intensive cultivation. Archeological finds are dated at 25-20 centuries B.C., the period when the statehood had already been established in Armenia.



"Evidence is found, that Armenians is among first nations engaged in horse breeding and particularly thanks to ancient Armenians several breeds of horses were created," Hakob Simonyan said.



Armenia's ministry of culture allocated AMD 31 million last year to implement the "Origin of ancient civilizations and early statehood in Armenia" program, one third of that amount must cover archeological excavations on the territory of Armenia.
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