Carahunge or Karahundj, Zorakarer (Zorats Karer) is 3, 500 years older than England’s Stonehenge and 3, 000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids.
The total area of the observatory in Armenia is 7 hectares. According to the scientist’s findings, a temple consisting of 40 stones built in honor of the Armenians’ main God, Ari, meaning the Sun, is situated in the central part of Carahunge (Karahunj or Zorats Karer). Besides the temple, it had a large and developed observatory, and also a university that makes up the temple’s wings.
“They sit like soldiers on a hill, huddled in formation. The 204 stones near Sissian have been ascribed with mystical, fertility and cosmic powers, but rarely have ancient monuments caused such a sensation in astronomical circles.
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