Mystery Type: Site
Mystery Name: Karahunj, Zorats Karer, Stonehenge in Armenia
Place Name: Karahunj, Zorats Karer, Sisian, Syunik Province, Armenia
Zorats Karer, also known as Karahunj is a prehistoric archaeological site near the town of Sisian in the Syunik Province of Armenia. It is also often referred to as the Armenian Stonehenge. The Carahunge site is on latitude of 39° 34′ and longitude of 46° 01′ on the mountain plateau having altitude 1770 m and occupies a territory of about 7 hectare on the left side of the Dar river canyon, the tributary of the river Vorotan (at 2 km). It is located on a rocky promontory near Sisian.
The Carahunge Monument consists of the following parts: the central circle, the north arm, the south arm, N-E alley, the chord (crossing the circle) and separate standing stones. The site is rich with stone settings, burial cists and standing stones – Menhirs. In total registered 223 stones. The heights of the stones range from 0.5 to 3 m (above ground) and weight up to 10 tons. They are basalt (andesite) stones, eroded by time and covered with moss and lichen of many colours. The inside surface of holes preserved much better. There are also many broken and unnumbered stones. Researchers and Astroarchaeologists have concluded that Karahunj is the world’s oldest astronomical observatory.
Who built it?, For what purpose has it been built?, When has it been built?, How has it been built?, To which other mysteries is it related to?
Proven Facts: Ancient site with megaliths in different arrangements
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This mystery has been reported by Jahkri on 05/23/2017
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