Suren M. Ayvazyan (4 August 1933 – 11 September 2009) was an Armenian geologist and public figure. He is the author of several works on linguistics and the history of Armenia.
Works on the history of Armenia
In 1960 Ayvazyan met Russian archaeologist Boris Piotrovsky, who participated in the excavations of the ancient Urartian city of Teishebaini. Ayvazyan discussed with Piotrovsky whether the mythological ancient Armenia described by Movses Khorenatsi was real. Boris Piotrovsky said to him, "As a geologist, you know that no natural process leaves no evidence. If, as you argue, Movses Khorenatsi's oldest Armenia is there, please show me an archaeological site in Armenia that confirms it."
Ayvazyan chose as example an ancient monument of the Bronze Age, Metsamor, and published a work to demonstrate its relationship with Armenia, where he made a false description of coins with alleged Hayasan characters. He ascribed them to the 19th century BC and provided his own 'tra