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‘Desert Kites’: Mysterious Prehistoric Structures in Armenia

‘Desert Kites’: Mysterious Prehistoric Structures in Armenia

“Desert kites” are large-scale stone structures of different forms, discovered in the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as in Armenia. They usually consist of two long rows of stones, several kilometers long, of an enclosure that can reach several dozen acres. The enclosure can have various forms: some are geometric while others resemble more complex shapes (including, most notably, a child’s kite).

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The Ancient Archaeological Landscape of Lernakert in the Shirak Region

The Ancient Archaeological Landscape of Lernakert in the Shirak Region

The investigation of fortress-settlements, necropoli, and their infrastructure is of key importance for the study of the archaeological landscape of the Bronze and Iron Age Armenia.

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