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Noratus Cemetery, Noratus

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Cemetery
Marvel at the age and design of the ancient tombstones at Noratus Cemetery, a historic early Middle Ages cemetery with the largest cluster of khachkars in the country. With over 800 steles with elaborately carved crosses, scenes of farm life, weddings, figures with professional insignia dating from the 9th to the 17th centuries, the cemetery is a majestic site set against a backdrop of snow-clad mountains in the distance. Today dotted with orange lichens, the tombstones, steles, and stones are all different one from another, testifying to the originality of their creators. Plan to visit Noratus Cemetery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Noratus attractions using our Noratus family vacation planner.
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  • Lovely cemetery with a collection of Hatchkhares from century IX which is worth a visit. The place is not protected and the admission is free. At the entrance there is a souvenir shop and bathroom. Within the cemetery a few elderly women will try to sell you socks and wool hats handmade. I advise you go in the afternoon as the tombstones are oriented to the West and if you go in the morning pictures will leave you with backlight
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  • Here you can see probably the diversity of khachkars in Armenia. This is a graveyard, so it is possible to trace the evolution of the polutoratysjacheletnjuju tombs.
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  • So much beauty in one place! There you can see over confidently the garbage and broken bottles between the tombs. Legendary cross stones in old and new, magnificent location between Lake and mountains. Bring enough time, to make really alone to affect the atmosphere. And don't forget to put the God fool a few dram. The smile!
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  • A place full of khachkars, literally meaning "cross stones". It is the biggest khachkar-occupied territory in Armenia! They are very beautiful! Every one of them is unique. All of them are delicate, covered with cute ornaments. You can walk to Daputs monastery which is close to it. You must visit this place if you are travelling in Armenia!
  • A striking place, where residents share with interest the interpretation of images on stone gravestones. Very fine work!
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  • Beautiful typical cemetery. a lot of khachkar, very pretty.
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  • Because I was born there
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  • Այսպիսի քանակությամբ խաչքարեր Հայաստանում չկա ոչ մի տեղ.Նորատուսում պատմությունը շարունակվում է մինչև այսօր.