Top services

 

Airline tickets

Buy a ticket to Armenia.

 

Rent a car

Rent car in Armenia.

 

Find a hotel

Find best hotels in Armenia.

kiwi taxi

Sights

Museum of Wood Carving

Museum of Wood Carving

The Wood Carving Museum was founded in 1977 and contains 2,800 pieces acquired through donations…

Read More
Noratus Cemetry

Noratus Cemetry

The cemetery has the largest cluster of khachkars in the Republic of Armenia. It is…

Read More
Ughtasar

Ughtasar

Rock-carvings are a unique source for the study of ancient culture. Discovered on the territory…

Read More
 

Tours

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.

 

 

back to top