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Zorats Karer in Armenia


James Blake Wiener
published on 12 October 2017
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Zorats Karer—also known as Karahunj, Qarahunj or Carahunge and Carenish—is a prehistoric archaeological site located near the town of Sisian in the Syunik Province of Armenia. It is frequently referred to as the "Armenian Stonehenge." Zorats Karer's construction date is unknown, and it was possibly a necropolis or observatory.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, October 12). Zorats Karer in Armenia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James Blake. "Zorats Karer in Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 12, 2017.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Zorats Karer in Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Oct 2017. Web. 20 Apr 2021.

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