Pavel Avetisyan, Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, has told ArmInfo that this year the excavations found a construction with frescoes. Such a construction has been found in Artashat for the first time. The fragments of the frescoes have been preserved rather well, however, only the recovery work can show the images on the frescoes.
Archeologists have found an old tomb of a high-class man in near the village of Gegharot on the side of Mount Aragats.
Like over the previous years, the HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival welcomes performing arts companies and artists to present their productions in all genres of performing arts including theatre (drama, comedy, mime, movement, circus, street performances, puppet/marionette, fingers theatre, visual), dance (modern, folk, classic etc.), music (opera, classical, musical, contemporary, jazz, folk etc) and other forms of performing arts.
The Hunter, debut work by film director Ara Arush received Critics Award, as the Best Short Film, at the International Film Festival Kashmir 2014.
The 6th Pan-Armenian Barbeque Festival will be held in Akhtala on 6 September. The festival traditionally attracts a big number of guests. Last year, nearly 5,000 people attended the event.
The Boards of Juries of International Feature, International Documentary, the Armenian Panorama and the Apricot Stone short film competition as well as the FIPRESCI and ECUMENICAL accordingly have announced this year's competition results at the official closing ceremony of the festival on July 19 held at the Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Yerevan.
Armenian film director Suren Babayan is going to shoot a new trilogy. At today's press conference, Babayan said that he would invite Jean-Pierre Nshanian for the lead role.
Golden Apricot Yerevan 11th International Film Festival was announced as open on July 13. The competition program includes Feature Competition, Documentary Competition, Armenian Panorama and Apricot Stone.
Directors Across Borders (DAB) Project held a press conference at Golden Tulip Hotel in Yerevan to present the mission, achieved results and the main upcoming activities of the Project. The 8th Directors Across Borders (DAB) Regional Co-Production Forum will be held on 15-17 July on sidelines of the 11th Golden Apricot International Film Festival.
The Fourth Tolma Festival will be held in Armenia on July 16. According to the tradition, it will be held near Sardarapart Memorial on the margins of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival.
UNESCO is not the organization to decide if lavash is an Armenian bread or not, chairman of the public organization "For development and preserving of traditions of Armenian cookery", Sedrak Mamulyan, told Arminfo correspondent.
The possible cooperation of Walt Disney and DreamWorks with the ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival in Yerevan has been discussed during the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France, Director of ReAnimania Vrej Kassouny told ArmInfo on Wednesday.
By Armenian Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan's order, cultural and historical monuments and museums can no longer be leased out until the relevant procedures are formed.
Once again Armenia has joined the World Music Day, a holiday celebrated on June 21 worldwide since 1982. Ambassador of France to Armenia Henri Reynaud told journalists on Friday that this year once again the Embassy of France in Armenia, RA Ministry of Culture and Orange Armenia have pooled their efforts to celebrate the Day.
It's not dreadful to hold events near the Temple of Garni, the law does not forbid it, says Vladimir Poghosyan, Director of the Agency for Historical Environment Protection and Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserves of the Armenian Ministry of Culture.
Sergey Parajanov's "Color of Pomegranate" film will open the XI International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Michael Stamboltsyan, Golden Apricot Yerevan IFF Program Director, said at today's press-conference.