Odzaberd Urartian Fortress

Nestled upon a hill east of the town of Tsovinar on the south-east corner of Lake Sevan is the paused excavations of Odzaberd (meaning "Serpent's Fortress"); formerly known as Teyseba referring to the Urartian fortification and named after the god Teisheba. t was once an important fortified city of the Urartian Kingdom founded by Rusa I between 735-713 BC and is considered the best-preserved Urartian fortification in the Sevan basin.