SYUNIK PROVINCE / GORIS / ARMENIA
«Karahunj» or «Zorats Karer» is an ancient megalithic complex located in the Syunik region of Armenia, not far from the city of Sisian. This is a huge megalithic complex, consisting of more than 200 vertically standing stones, reaching a height of up to 3 meters and weighing more than 50 tons. Most of the stones have through holes, the diameter of which is 5-7 centimeters. «Zorats Karer» is translated from Armenian as «stones of warriors», «mighty stones», and the name «Karahunj
Numerous excavations have been carried out on the territory of the complex. As a result, artifacts were found that testify to several cultural layers. In total, about 175 items were found here, including ceramics, a necklace, weapons, and luxury items.
And increasingly, parallels are being drawn between Karahunj and Stonehenge. The world famous English monument, according to some versions, was erected somewhere between 3000 and 2000 BC. Until the late 19th century, accepted theories associated Stonehenge with Saxon and Danish cultures. However, Karahunj was installed much earlier.
Loved this trip and seeing the stonehenge or Armenia, makes me think that they are somehow linked… how can something so similar be somewhere so far away! there has got to be some sort of connection there. Also the hole in the stones is obvously connected to something bogger than them just being there for show, I would love to be a fly on the wall back then when they were bulding these!
I highly recommend to go and see this beautiful site