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but one probably needs a guide to see the really special ones. We saw a couple, one depicting a wedding, another a farmer with his oxen. Of course lots of ornately carved crosses and the older ones with a very simple cross.
I didn't think that I would be that fascinated by a field of tombstones, but the sheer size of the field is quite impressive. No wonder that foreign armies have thought that these were a large number of soldiers.
Amazing that this cemetery has been used so long, and the stones are so well preserved. When we arrived a middle-aged lady came and showed us around. Of course I knew that she expected to be paid. She actually took us to her handiwork hoping...More
This cemetery is noted as having the most khachkars in Armenia and was worth a short visit to learn about these stones. We had a guided tour and he brought us some stories about the stones, especially why there seems to be a lot of...More
Site of many many khachkars above lake Sevan. It’s very impressive as there are hundreds of the khachkars in the grave yard dating from the 13th century and earlier. The inscriptions and pictures carved in the tomb stones are very beautiful and interesting. The grave...More
I always try to visit a few old cemeteries while I travel, but I don't think I'll ever be able to beat this one. Normally I'm happy when I find a grave from the 17th or 18th century, but it goes back to the 9th...More
This is a very out of the way of tourist trail, but if you are going from border through Lake Sevan to Yerevan, perhaps you can drop by here. There are really no great road signs and even Armenians seem to get lost. However, if...More
Noratus is locatec on the eastern part on the bank of Gavaraget River.It is an ancient settlement with numerous bronse and iron age monuments.It is ancient with 2 chappels 13th century and over 800 stone crosses known as khachkars and also many more grave stones...More