Bronze Age Burial Tomb at Lchashen

Server Costs Fundraiser 2023

Running a website with millions of readers every month is expensive. Not only do we pay for our servers, but also for related services such as our content delivery network, Google Workspace, email, and much more. We would much rather spend this money on producing more free history content for the world. Thank you for your help!
$1453 / $21000


James Blake Wiener
published on 12 October 2017

When Lake Sevan's water dropped due to hydroelectric production in 1950, countless graves and other ancient artifacts were uncovered in Lchashen, Armenia. Over the decades, 800 graves were discovered the majority of which were made from stone and dated from the Bronze Age. Various goods were found in these tombs, including skeletons of horses and oxen connected to carts in addition to bronze statuettes of various animals and jewelry. Many of these artifacts are now at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and the History Museum of Armenia in Yerevan, Armenia.

Remove Ads


About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

Cite This Work

APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2017, October 12). Bronze Age Burial Tomb at Lchashen. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Bronze Age Burial Tomb at Lchashen." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 12, 2017.

MLA Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Bronze Age Burial Tomb at Lchashen." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Oct 2017. Web. 07 Feb 2023.