Carahunge - A Critical Assessment

  • A. César González-García
Reference work entry


Carahunge is a megalithic monument in southern Armenia that has often been acclaimed as the oldest observatory. The monument, composed of dozens of standing stones, has some perforated stones. The direction of the holes has been measured and their orientation is related to the sun, moon, and stars, obtaining a date for the construction of such devices. After a critical review of the methods and conclusions, these are shown as untenable.


Summer Solstice Alleged Accuracy Narrow Pipe Standing Stone Minor Lunistices 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio, IncipitSantiago de CompostelaSpain

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