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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), Sisian

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Admire the interesting megaliths of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), an archaeological complex of unknown origin, possibly dating back to the Bronze or Iron Age. Reminiscent of the famed English site, the mysterious stones may have served as a necropolis, a temple, or for astronomical observation. Enjoy the scenic views of the surroundings from the hilltop location, and listen for the whistling sound when the wind blows through the stones' circular punctures. Plan to visit Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sisian attractions using our Sisian family vacation planner.
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  • Ancient terrestrial Observatory dating from the Middle Bronze age and early iron age (6th millennium BC), consists of 223 megaliths ring places, with stones up to 3 meters, some even punctured. It's mysterious place situated on a plateau between the mountains. Small souvenir shop and some Viper. Nice and not to be missed!
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  • The whole thing is there twice, once historically (right hand side, if one is bent before the main road) and on the left artistically. The historic stones of Stonehenge-like ensemble have usually a hole. Maybe giant stones as amulets had worn earlier - who knows. Anyway, there are good photo opportunities with both ensembles, and in good weather a beautiful mountain panorama. The stones in the new district of stone include the famous zodiac signs. I recommend a visit necessarily. However, there is a sign indicating that these and other sights only for those who drive up the pass. Who has already crossed the pass, finds no signpost turn.
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  • Special place, the must for guests. Several versions of identity), observatory or semitary or aliens travel stop or bee line... you are touching history of humankind here thats for sure.  more »

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