Within the Project implementation period from September 2013 till December 2015, two main activities have been undertaken:

  1. The site of the fortress has been cleaned of the modern structures, the remnants of the houses # 1 and 3 with their auxiliary structures.
  2. Excavation on the territory of the inner fortress wall has been carried out.

The excavations aimed to complete the first fortress wall general layout in order to create an overall design for restoration of the monument.

During archaeological excavations done in the period of July-September 2015, the following discoveries were made:

a / 1.9-2.0 m wide fortress wall of 62 meters long from well-polished tufa stone masonry;
b / second entrance to the fortress on the south-eastern corner of the monument with 2.20 meters width;
c / numerous rectangular and square shape repositories with average size of 1.5 x 2.0 m built from polished tufa stones;
d) large number of tonir type wells which remind tonir (dug in the ground stove) structure, but without rollers, which means that they served as food storage pits;
e / the investigating diggings discovered that the walls have been built on rock foundations, and one can see 1.0-2.2 meters in height preserved;
f) the remnants of various structures which were destroyed in the 20th century due to the construction taken place on the monument site;
g/ the most remarkable finding, the palace of one of the rulers of the fortress with the area of ​​182 sq. m; its hall divided into two spaces, with well polished two pillar bases typical for XI-XII centuries; in the centre of the hall – a fire place of 1.4 x1.4 m size and about 40 cm in depth.

The archeological team has discovered also several cross-stones and fragments of cross-stones with inscriptions, as well as various pieces having an archaeological value.