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‘Karahunj - Armenia's megalithic monument’

For Malgo
(who supposed I forgot to visit Karahunj during my trip to Armenia from years ago)

While Malgo's recent photo shows a winter (or early spring) landscape, here you get a view during the summer. I enjoyed pleasantly warm weather there.

The ancient site of Karahunj or Carahunge is also known as Zorats Karer. This means ‘speaking stones’.
It is an as yet unknown civilisation that already had knowledge of astronomy, including the zodiac and the lunar phases, combined perhaps with worship for stars.
Lines of stones define an egg-shaped area with a burial tumulus in the centre. Dozens of stones are pierced with finger-sized holes (see WS 2).

According to scientists, Karahunj is 7.500 years old, which is older than Stonehenge and much older than most other known civilisations, such as those in Egypt and Sumeria.

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