Ruins of Metsamor Fortress in Armenia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 15 March 2018
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Sometimes referred to as "Mestamor Castle," the ruins of the ancient Metsamor Fortress lie to the southwest of Taronik, Armenia. The area was populated from the 5th millennium BC until roughly 1700 CE. The site consists of a series of complexes, sanctuaries, and an 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 World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, March 15). Ruins of Metsamor Fortress in Armenia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8336/ruins-of-metsamor-fortress-in-armenia/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Ruins of Metsamor Fortress in Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 15, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8336/ruins-of-metsamor-fortress-in-armenia/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Ruins of Metsamor Fortress in Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Mar 2018. Web. 25 Jul 2024.

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