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The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Armenia Mr. Jean- Francois Charpentier visited Erebuni

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On June 16, 2016  the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Armenia  Mr. Jean- Francois Charpentier  visited  Erebuni archaeological site. Accompanied by the director of the museum Mr. G. Gyurjyan and the head of  the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yerevan Municipality Mr. R. Hovhannisyan, the ambassador walked around the excavation area, got acquainted with the activities carried out by the Armenian-French expedition.

 

The French head of the Armenian- French expedition Mr. S. Deschamps represented the process of the excavations  and noted that in the result of the excavations a pebbly street and a  part of drainage system  were opened. He also stressed that the archaeological layers of different periods found from the opposite columned hall of the Khaldi temple will have a great importance for the restoration of the temple. The director of the museum Mr. Gyurjyan represented the visitors service improvement and restoration  program of the  Erebuni citadel and emphasized  that the active and productive collaboration with the French side will be continuous.

The Ambassador Mr. Jean- Francois Charpentier also visited Erebuni museum, got acquainted with the permanent exhibition and made  an entry in the book of honorable guests. Expressing his gratitude  for presenting the archaeological site and the museum, the Ambassador Mr. Jean- Francois Charpentier mentioned that, that was his first visit to “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve  and he was really impressed by the activities carried out in the archaeological site and by the exhibition of the museum.