The Vishap: From Fairy Tale to Reality
Sun 5/15 • 2PM - 6PM PDT
UCLA, Royce Hall
Illustrated Lecture on documenting and preserving the dragon-stones of Armenia from the second millennium BCE by Dr. Arsen Bobokhyan (PI of this project and Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography in Yerevan), followed by a documentary of the dragon-stones and the initial phase of their investigation and restoration. Presentation of Dr. Bobokhyan's latest monograph Atrpet’s “Scientific Adventures” and Discovery of the Vishap Stelae (in Armenian), followed by a guided tour of an exhibit of thirty high-resolution images of the dragon-stones by Dr. Bobokhyan and recital by the UCLA Armenian Ensemble. The event will conclude with a Wine and Cheese Reception.
2 – 3:30 p.m.: Royce Hall 314
3:30 – 6 p.m.: Powell Rotunda