Admire the interesting megaliths of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), an archaeological complex of unknown origin, possibly dating back to the Bronze or Iron Age. Reminiscent of the famed English site, the mysterious stones may have served as a necropolis, a temple, or for astronomical observation. Enjoy the scenic views of the surroundings from the hilltop location, and listen for the whistling sound when the wind blows through the stones' circular punctures. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) and many more Sisian attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sisian driving holiday planner .
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) Reviews
Cool place to go. There are two legends as to what this place was for. The first one says it's an observatory and the second one says that this was a cemetery and pagan temple for rituals was in the c... more »
Karahunj, es un sitio arqueológico que los historiadores le calculan más de 7500 años de antigüedad, mucho más antigua que su equivalente celta, la mundialmente famosa Stongehenge de aprox. 5100 años.... more »Karahunj, is an archaeological site that historians estimate more than 7500 years old, much older than its Celtic equivalent, the world famous Stongehenge of approx. 5100 years. In addition, Karahunj encompasses more terrain, there are more visible pieces and the volcanic rocks, are finely decorated by nature with lichens and moss, and some of them with curious holes that apparently served to see the stars, the solstices and the Equinoxes. We were surprised that Karahunj, or Zorats Karer (Armenian: "A.D."
Amazing how ancient people could build observatories from stones, it is proving once more that we did not know a lot from that times.
I arrived at sunset and the view was spectacular. The tours bill it as their own Stonehenge but even older, it doesn't compare in size of rocks but makes up for it by being able to go up to the stones and interact with the observatory.
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