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Born in 1960, in Yerevan (Armenia). EDUCATION: Yerevan State University, Astrophysical Department of Physics Faculty, 1977-82. EXPERIENCE: Since 1979 - engaged in discovery and photography of ancient astronomical monuments of Armenia, and since 1987 - in rock-carvings (petroglyphs) particularly. From 1994 - researcher at the Department of Ancient History of the Institute of History (National Academy of Sciences of Armenia). Doctor of History. Founder and president of ARARA-T (Armenian Rock Art Research Academy - Tir), 2000. RESEARCH: discovery, photography, classification, dating, analyzing of Armenian rock-carvings and astronomical structures. ACTIVITIES: scientific trips to the mountains. Guided tours to the Rock Art sites. INTERESTS: hiking, cycling, art photography, spiritual music, science fiction, electronics. LANGUAGES: fluent Armenian, Russian, good English.


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