Armenian Stonehenge Confounds Scholars

By Frank Joseph. Sprawling over more than 17 acres atop a rocky promontory overlooking the arid, sparsely populated landscape of southern Armenia is the very ancient site known as Karahunj.

KarahunjHundreds of configured stones towering six to nine feet tall have been thrust into the flinty earth. Forming an immense, oval configuration, they average 10 tons apiece; but the largest of their number is five times heavier. All were excavated from basalt quarries several miles away. [Read the entire article as a PDF…]


Taken from

The Barnes Review, July/August 2011: Karahunj—’Armenian Stonehenge’ Astounds Scholars

VOLUME XVII, NUMBER 4


 

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