Tigranakert’s archaeological museum functions in the territory of the 18th century fortress located in “Tigranakert historical-cultural reserve”.
In the words of the director of the reserve Aramayis Aghabekyan significant information has been revealed about the ancient Armenian city as a result of excavations implemented in the last years.
In the museum’s three halls unique objects typical to the historical period of the 5th century B.C to the 17th century of our days are exhibited. In general they are clay vessels, objects made of stone and glass. In the museum’s collection significant is the clay disk with 8 cm diameters, on one side of which is engraved an equilateral cross and on the other side man’s portrait with Armenian inscription. It is one of the oldest Armenian inscriptions excavated in the territory of Artsakh.
The process of excavations is presented detailed in Armenian, Russian and English languages through screens located in the museum.
Discussions concerning the archaeological excavations started since 2006 are also being organized in Tigranakert’s archaeological museum.