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Petroglyphs

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Take yourself back thousands of years and witness the stone engravings from ancient cultures inside the caves and on the rocks of mountains. This is where ancient civilizations started...

The Ancient Inhabitants of the Highlands

Stones throughout Armenia are covered with petroglyphs – the rock paintings tell the story of life and traditions of ancient inhabitants of the highlands. A huge collection of petroglyphs (V-IV millennium BC) is located on the mountain plateau of Ukhtasar – a beloved place by ancient pilgrims that today can be reached by off-road vehicles. Reproductions of these petroglyphs can be found in the souvenir shops, usually inscribed onto jewelry, coffee cups, pottery, and the walls of cafes.