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Carahunge

Carahunge © Rita Willaert
Carahunge © Rita Willaert

Carahunge is an ancient astronomical observatory complex consisting of over 200 stones huddled on a hilltop. Often referred to as 'Armenia's Stonehenge', this description may be unjust: Armenia's stone circle complex was established long before Stonehenge, making it one of the oldest megalithic sites in the world outside of Turkey. The stones still display the angled holes that were carved into them by Armenian priests for the purpose of tracking celestial bodies. Also referred to as Zorats Karer, Carahunge is perhaps one of the last places in the world you can visit and literally be surrounded by 7,500 years of human history.

Address: Near Goris, Syunik Province

Website: www.carahunge.com