Mardigian Library Open by Appointment
Mardigian Library Open by Appointment

The Vishap: From Fairy Tale to Reality

Ararat-Eskijian Museum Institute for Archaeology and Ethnography NAASR Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Research Program in Armenian Archaeology and Ethnography UCLA Narekatsi Chair Vishap Vishapkars

Sunday, May 15, 2022, 2:00 PM - 6:00pm Pacific / 5:00-8:00pm Eastern

IN PERSON at UCLA Royce Hall 314
LIVESTREAM @AraratEskijianMuseum

PRESENTER
DR. ARSEN BOBOKHYAN: Director, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan

PROGRAM
2:00-3:30PM (PDT) UCLA ROYCE HALL 314

  • Illustrated lecture on documenting and preserving the dragon-stones of Armenia from the 2nd millennium BCE by Dr. Arsen Bobokhyan— PI of this project
  • Documentary of the dragon-stones and the initialphase of their investigation and restoration.
3:30-6:00PM (PDT) POWELL ROTUNDA
  • Presentation of Dr. Bobokhyan's latest monograph Atrpet’s "Scientific Adventures” and Discovery ofthe Vishap Stelae (in Armenian).
  • Guided tour, by Dr. Bobokhyan, of an exhibit of thirty high-resolution images of the dragon-stones.
  • Recital by the UCLA Armenian Ensemble.
  • Wine and Cheese Reception.
ORGANIZER
UCLA Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies

CO-SPONSORS
Ararat-Eskijian Museum
UCLA Promise Armenian Institute
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)

With the Participation of
UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Research Program in Armenian Archaeology and Ethnography
Institute for Archaeology and Ethnography, Armenian Academy of Sciences.

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