Hamlet Petrosyan is a specialist in Armenian archaeology and cultural anthropology with focus on traditional world-perception, identity and behavior, monuments and iconography. He is a Doctor of Historical Sciences and works as a Head of Department of Cultural Studies at Yerevan State University. He also is a head of Tigranakert’s archaeological expedition in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh Republic). He has more than 100 publications, including Cultural Investigations in Artsakh: Shooshi, Handaberd’s Monastery, Tigranakert (co-authors), Yerevan, 2009 (in Armenian); Handaberd’s Monastery and its Excavations (co-authors), Yerevan, 2009 (in Armenian); Khachkar: the Origins, Functions, Iconography, Semantics, Yerevan, 2008 (in Armenian); Gold of Ancient Armenia (co-author), Yerevan, 2007 (in Armenian); Wine in Traditional Armenian Culture (co-authors), Yerevan, 2005 (in Armenian and English); Armenian Folk Arts, Culture and Identity (co-authors), Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana Univ. Press, 2001, Wonders of Armenia (co-authors), Yerevan, 2000 (in Armenian); Garni in 9-14th Centuries, Yerevan, 1988 (in Armenian); The Ideology and Iconography of Cross in Early Medival Armenia // Armenian Studies Today and Development Perspectives, Yerevan, 2004, p. 587-604 (in Armenian); The Iconography of Jugha’s Khachkars // Patma-Banasirakan Handes, 2004, 1, p. 63-80; “Armenia – Paradise Lost”: On Sources of Formation of an Image of Armenian Identity // Problems of Identity, Yerevan, 2002, p. 152-165 (in Armenian).