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[Armenian Archeology]: Karahunj.

September 20, 2010

By Levon Lachikyan

With a history stretching back farther than the pyramids, the stones of Karahunj near the town of Sisian in Southern Armenia, is considered by both Armenian and foreign archeologists alike to be one of the ancient astronomy centers of the world. For years, parallels have been drawn between Karahunj and England’s Stonehenge.

Recently, Vachagan Vahradyan, biologist, adviser and chief scientist of the 2010 Armenian-British “Stones and Stars” expedition, summarized his latest research, reporting that Karahunj is older than its previously thought 3,800 years, and that it is in fact 7,000 years old.

During a recent press conference he quoted Heinrich Schliemann, an excavator of ruins of the famed city of Troy by saying, “For Europe, the tragedy was to choose as the basis of its civilization the ancient Greek culture and not the ancient culture of Armenia.”

One of the brilliant examples of Armenia’s leadership as an ancient civilization is its ancient religious complex Portasar, located in Turkey. By drawing parallels between photos, stone shapes and galaxies, Vahradyan believes that the stones of these monuments appear to be a continuation of each other.

Months ago, Vahradyan presented these studies to Oxford University professors. They were received with great enthusiasm and interest. This September, a delegation of scientists from Oxford visits Armenia for a two-week expedition.