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Sights

Y.Charents Museum of Literature & Art

Y.Charents Museum of Literature & Art

The Charents Museum of Literature and Arts of Armenia is the largest repository of Armenian…

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St. Gevorg Church (Mughni)

St. Gevorg Church (Mughni)

It bears the name of Saint George-“Slayer of Dragons”. The architectural technique is unique with…

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State Museum of Armenian History

State Museum of Armenian History

State Museum of Armenian History The History Museum of Armenia is a museum with departments…

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Tours

Photography & Jeep Tour

Photography & Jeep Tour

8 Days from 556 EUR

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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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Classic Winter Tour

Classic Winter Tour

 7 Days from 275 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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