Archeologist Gregory Areshian Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Gregory Areshian Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Gregory Areshian.
Our family is devastated to hear about the passing of historian, archaeologist, and anthropologist Dr. Gregory Areshian from COVID-19.
We were blessed to visit Artsakh with him last year, when I captured these moments. This is when we got to witness firsthand his immense knowledge, passion, and love for Armenia and her history and future. Seeing Artsakh and Armenia through his eyes was an experience of a lifetime. I loved watching David & Shahen follow him through the journey- walking sticks in tow, all of us waiting to hear the next revelation about our people and land.
This is a tremendous loss for our nation, our people, and our UCLA and American University of Armenia communities.
May he live in eternal light. I know his legacy will continue to carry for generations to come.
Today unfortunately passed away a great historian and an archeologist Dr. Gregory Areshian. I was lucky enough to meet him in person during one of the excavations in the territory of Sisian, Syuniq. Dr. Areshian was also a deputy to prime minister of Armenia. Rest in Peace Dr. Areshian. May the generations taught by you continue your legacy.
I just learned about the passing of a great historian, archaeologist, and anthropologist Dr. Gregory Areshian from COVID-19. He has been my colleague of several years at UCLA, and at the American University of Armenia, This is a great loss not only for Armenia’s, but for the world’s science.
Rest in peace, restless giant.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Gregory Areshian. Dr. Areshian was an Armenian-American archaeologist and historian who was a professor at the American University of Armenia (AUA). Prior to AUA, Dr. Areshian also taught at the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Chicago. He was the co-director of the international team of archaeologists who found the 5,500 year-old shoe in Areni. Upon the discovery of the shoe, Dr. Areshian said: “For the first time, we have a complete archaeological picture of wine production dating back 6,100 years.”
Dr. Areshian’s passing marks a great loss both to the Armenian nation and academia.
Dr. Areshian succumbed to complications related to Covid-19
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.