Aghtamir Fortress

Aghtamir Fortress, Voskevaz

Aghtamir Fortress
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
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Zoltan
Szolnok76 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
Aghtamir is a significant late bronze age city. Its ruins are unfortunately not protected. Also no information is provided where to find, which direction to go. Best to use google maps, or gps.
The site is perfect to see the measures of an ancient city. You can also see some tombstones from early christianity. The bases fortress walls still standing nowaday, proving the measures of civilization. The gorge below the fortress also spectacular.
From the site, in case of nice weather you can see both Aragats and Ararat peaks.
BE AWARE OF SNAKES !
Written April 5, 2017
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.ragfa7
Flushing, NY31 contributions
Aug 2015
when you vist you really going back in time. you can feel different and strong energy when you stand over certain areas. a plus there some singers singing old folk songs like opera
Written November 19, 2015
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PatrickM_Travels
Almaty, Kazakhstan1,793 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
Aghtamir Fortress is located west of Oshakan, Armenia, along the Kasakh River, standing high on the edge of the gorge at coordinates 40.255687, 44.285734. The site is not very easy to access, but you can get there with a high-clearance vehicle or on a bike. At the site you will find the remains of Aghtamir Fortress itself, as well as even larger remains of Aghtamir city. I was unable to find any reliable information online about Aghtamir, other than finding it on a few lists of castle ruins in Armenia. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at Aghtamir Fortress to find a number of original stone walls still erected, ancient tomb stones, and what appeared to be large holes in the ground where tombs have been excavated. With a bit of imagination, you can make out the outline of more than a dozen rooms in the rubble of rocks. Because this site is so isolated, there is not much trash or litter (a rarity for Armenia). Positioned high on the edge of the Kasagh River Gorge, the site provides sweeping views in 360 degrees, and especially pleasing views of the gorge itself. This is a very good site and I recommend you find your way there if you're a history buff or need a day out of the city. If you're looking for a more well-preserved fortress, then I recommend you check out Amberd Fortress further north near Mt. Aragats.
Written July 22, 2015
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