Prehistoric Armenia

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Tigranes the Great's Empire

The prehistory of Armenia means the first people in the land of Armenia.

The first excavations in Armenia, were by Russian savants in 1876, brought to light a burial-ground near Dilijan in which were prehistoric (before history) graves. Jacques de Morgan in 1887-89 dug up 576 graves around Alaverdi and Akhatala, on the Tiflis-Alexandropol railway line.

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