February 14, 2018, the State Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg hosted an event dedicated to Armenian culture and 110 anniversary of Boris Piotrovsky, the museum`s former director.

The highlights of the evening were the singing bowls of the ancient state of Urartu (9th - 7th centuries B.C.) situated on the territory adjacent to lakes Van, Urmia and Sevan. Along with the bronze bowls there are bronze statuettes, jewelry items, armor and many other artifacts which have survived. The culture of Urartu had a great impact on Transcaucasia and Armenia in particular.

During the evening music of great Comitas, improvisations on Armenian melodies and Arno Babajanian`s compositions were performed.

Boris Piotrovsky was head of the State Hermitage  from 1960 to 1990. An academician,  an outstanding archeologist, he specialized in the history and archeology of the Ancient East and Caucasus. It is noteworthy, that one of the streets in Yerevan is named after him.

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