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Shushi

Shushi

Today’s city of Shushi was one of the 15 states of the Historic Armenia and…

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Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and Craftsmanship of Khachkars

Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and Craftsmanship of Khachkars

Khachkars are outdoor steles carved from stone by craftspeople in Armenia and communities in the…

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St. Mesrop Mashtots Church

St. Mesrop Mashtots Church

Mesrop Mashtots; multi-talented and noble scholar(in the spirit of Military-Monastic Order) Christian preacher and missionary,…

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Tours

Daily Tours and Excursions

Daily Tours and Excursions

Regular Tours to Different Directions

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A glance of Persia Tour (8 Days)

A glance of Persia Tour (8 Days)

8 Days, 7 Nights Upon Request

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Armenia & Georgia

Armenia & Georgia

10 days from 826 EUR

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Star Map

Sevsar ancient astronomical observatory is located in Gegharkounik Marz, above Geghovit village, not far from Lake Sevan, the emerald of Armenia, 1900 m above sea level. In ancient times it was called Geghama Sea. The Sevan Basin is rich in archaeological and historical monuments.

One may see an ancient observatory with a unique image of bolide carved on a huge stone block, astronomical calendars and pictograms from 3rd - 1st Millennia BC.

There are 15 pictured rock-pieces within an area of 50 by 20 m. Observations allow us to conclude that the big round image represents a bolide, and the adjoining pictures are constellations. Thus, we may assume that this is a stellar map, which shows a sector of the sky from which the bolide descended. Supposing that the three lines on the right point in the direction of the bolide's flight, we shall see Azhdahak Mountain standing there, with a little (28 by 36 m and 4 m deep) crater behind.

 

 

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