Caves and Cave Towns

The evidence that Armenia was inhabited since ancient times is scattered throughout Armenia. We are talking about caves, where archaeological excavations are carried out, as well as cave settlements, where people lived many centuries ago. It was here that we tried to collect information on the most important from the historical point of view caves and cave settlements of Armenia.

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The evidence that Armenia was inhabited since ancient times is scattered throughout Armenia. One of such places is Areni Cave or Bird’s Cave. It is located in the Vayots Dzor regio...
Cave Dwellings of Tegh is considered the place of settlement of the ancient civilization on the territory of Armenia. The cave town is located in the eastern Syunik region and repr...
Bear Cave is located in Vayots Dzor region, 7 km from Areni village, in the area where there is one more important sight – the cave of Areni. Bear Cave was discovered in 1940 and i...
The Magil Cave is located in the Vayots Dzor region, 112 km away from Yerevan. The region of Vayots Dzor is rich in ancient historical monuments and natural sights. The Magil Cave...
Lastiver caves are located 130 km away from Yerevan, in Tavush region. Tavush region, due to the abundance of green forests and mountainous, alpine microclimate, is associated with...
Karahunj, also known as the “Armenian Stonehenge”, is located about 230 km from the Armenian capital of Yerevan, in Syunik region, close to the central regional town of Sisian. Not...
The territory of Armenia was inhabited by ancient civilizations that left their mark for millennia. The mountainous territory was ideal for cave inhabitants: ancient people built e...
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