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Location: Geghahovit, Gegarqunik region
Established: V mill. BC
From Yerevan: 130km/1h 40m



The ancient astronomical complex on Sevsar peak of the Vardenis Mount is located 8 km of Geghahovit village, 2650 m above sea level. A round awesome picture is illustrated on the biggest piece of rock with surface of 6 sq.m.: two people, a horse, vishaps (dragons), stars, groups of whales, circles and other signs – cross, crescent, corners. 

The petroglyphs are interpreted differently. There is an opinion that the large illustration is sun clock and the signs around are day indicators. According to another version, the round picture illustrates the rarest phenomenon: a ball of fire, and the symbols around show constellations.

Taking into consideration chronology, the most reliable version is suggested by B. Tumanyan; the three curve rays, starting from the round picture indicate the direction of a meteorite fall, i.e. Azhdahak (3597 m), the third peak of RA. On the North-Western part of the base of Ajhdahak volcanic cone, 2310 m above sea level, there is a 4 m deep pitch, with 28 and 35 m axes; such kind of craters could only originate due to the 80-300 kg meteorite falling at 20-10 km/sec. speed. May be this is the sign of that particular meteorite. 



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