Aghitu

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Location: Aghitu, Syunik region

Established: VI c.

From Yerevan: 214km/4h

 

 

Aghitu is one of the most ancient and significant settlements in Syunik region. It is located 7 km East of Sisian city, on the left bank of the Vorotan River. In the early Middle Ages Aghitu with its political, religious, military and economic influence was one of the leading settlements of Syunik.

 

An important historic-cultural monument of Armenia is situated in Aghitu village: the tombstone of the 5-6th cc. According to the legend, the monument was erected in honor of the three duke brothers of Syunik, who were able to beat the Persian Army, which tried to invade Syunik with a large army. The monument is decorated with the illustrations of pomegranate, grapes, geometrical and plant figures.




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