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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

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Address: | Sisian, Sisian, Armenia
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Here you will be able to see tens of stones with drawings. It refer back to the Bronze Age. The drawings are so different than what we have today. They used to deliver their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Here you will be able to see tens of stones with drawings. It refer back to the Bronze Age. The drawings are so different than what we have today. They used to deliver their messages by these drawings. First when you reach you will find stones kept in a circular. Than you have to turn right to see the rest.... More 

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Poncha Springs, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a "must see" site in Armenia, about 40 minutes outside of the town of Goris. I was very fortunate to be at this site on 11-August which is the historical new year in Armenia, corresponding to the rising of the constellation of Orion on the eastern horizon. And what an experience to witness it at one of the... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Karahunj is billed as Armenia's Stonehenge and was built in the 3rd millennium BC. Understandably Karahunj is in a state of disrepair. I find it hard to believe that anyone can know for certain that Karahunj was an ancient observatory / calendar as was Stonehenge. Finally, I'm certain that the stick figure carving on the some of the stones are... More 

Thank Michael A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The site is large some stones are erect with circular holes in them there is a large burial site in the middle . It's beautiful but I am worried it will be damaged by visitors in the long run as people were climbing over the monuments for pictures... I recommended as well nearby the petroglyphs at uktashar but need 4... More 

Thank laloux
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This ancient site is situated on a plain overlooking the mountains and is really beautiful. It's a spiritual place with a strong sense of history.

Thank Singeli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Older than Stonehenge, this place was serving as an ancient observatory. It consist of several areas, with vertical stones that make a specific order. There is a hole on each stone pointing to specific direction. You can find also some stones with Neolithic carving on them.

Thank Aram K
Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Long trip from main road,more than 300 meter on feet on a marshy road,dirty shoes and dress and so many negative points are totally negligible and seems nothing when you reach to the place. If you read something about this place, you understand that this may be the first mysterious place in the world. Short history:Zorats Karer also called Karahunj,... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Kharahunj is said to be an old Armenian observatory. It is the Armenian Stonehenge. It is a very interesting place for people, who like astrology, anthropology, as well as for people who search calmness in the open air. Here you can forget about rest of the world at least for an hour and communicate with nature and the universe.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Pretty small in the menhir department but the setting is spectacular and there are lots of hidden little platforms and places to explore if you spend a few minutes poking around. Don't miss the paleolithic art exhibit across the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visited quite early in the morning and had the site to ourselves. The standing stones are most interesting and if one takes time to wander further away there are traces of early dwelling places, burial stones and a great view into the nearby gorge.

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