Zorats Karer or Carahunge is a prehistoric site with astronomical menhirs,near the city of Sisian in the Syunik province of Armenia.
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Dimensions:4256 x 2832 px | 36 x 24 cm | 14.2 x 9.4 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:23 October 2013
Location:Carahunge H44, Armenië
Zorats Karer also called Karahunj or Carahunge is a prehistoric archaeological site near the city of Sisian in the Syunik province of Armenia. The phrase Zorats Karer is translated from Armenian as Worrier Stones or Stone Army. Also known in local lore as Tsits Karer meaning Vertical Stones in Armenian vernaculars. It is also often referred to in international tourist lore as "Armenian Stonehenge." The name Karahunj is interpreted as deriving from two Armenian words: kar, meaning stone, and hoonch, meaning sound. This interpretation is related to the fact that the stones make whistling sounds on a windy day, presumably because of multiple reach-through holes chiseled under different angles into the stones.