Stone Art – Noratus Cemetery in Armenia

Stone Art – Noratus Cemetery in Armenia

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Noraduz or Noratus, is a village close to Gavar town in Gegharkunik province of Armenia, not far from the shore of Lake Sevan. The village is best known for its ancient cemetery. It has largest concentration of khachkar stones in the current Armenia. There are several hundred of these khachkars. The special stone carved crosses bring the ancient world into the modern. They appear not just on monastery walls, but everywhere in the landscape, on mountains and along roads.

noraduz Stone Art   Noratus Cemetery in Armenia

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noraduz4 Stone Art   Noratus Cemetery in Armenia

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