Nathaniel Erb-Satullo, alongside with his Armenian colleague Ashot Piliposyan, scientific secretary of the Service for the Protection of Historical Environment and Cultural Museum-Reservations, SNCO, will work at one of the branches of the organization: “Metsamor” Historical-Archeological Museum Reservations for a duration of one week. He will study slags found on the territory of Metsamor, dated back to Bronze and Iron Ages. Laboratory study of metal is the specialty of Dr. N. Erb-Satullo. With the purpose of carrying out a detailed review of the archeological material, the subject-matter would be transferred to the research laboratory of the University of Oxford.
During a meeting with the Director of the Service for the Protection of Historical Environment and Cultural Museum Reservations Ara Tarverdyan, a number of topics related to prospects and opportunities for future cooperation were discussed. The honorable guest introduced Mr. Tarverdyan to all the details about his field of scientific study.
In his turn, Ara Tarverdyan talked about the structure, function, and jurisdiction of the organization by mentioning the fact that there more than 19.000 monuments under the control of the SNCO, which are considered state property and are not eligible for alienation.
While talking about the archeological site of Metsamor, A. Tarverdyan stressed the exclusiveness of the monument by also mentioning that the excavation process is still in progress. According to the head of the organization, the discovered material would both become a valuable and unique opening for the scientific world, and also, would provide an opportunity for the world a better view of Metsamor and its potential of being a large metallurgical center.
It is noteworthy that the Armenian-Polish expedition will start excavations in the territory of Metsamor soon. According to Ashot Piliposyan, leader of the expedition, doctor-professor of historical sciences, it is possible that the outcome of N. Erb-Satullo’s laboratory study, the metal, would find its unique place in the museum’s temporary expedition next year.