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Scientific expedition to Carahunge. Day 1.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

05.08.2020 We present the works of the scientific expedition to Carahunge observatory jointly organized by Byurakan Observatory and National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, by days․

In all aspects our stellar group’s participants are:


Grigor Brutyan- Leader of the expedition, astronomer, chronologist, PhD, Head of the Department of Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy of Byurakan Observatory.


Hayk Malkhasyan- PhD, Research associate in the department of Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy of Byurakan Observatory.


Garnik Stepanyan- Head of the group of architects, architect and Associate Professor of the Chair of Architectural Design and Design of Architectural Environment.


Armen Shatvoryan- Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the Armenian National University of Architecture and Construction, PhD.


Vardan Gharibyan- Lecturer at the Department of Geodesy, Armenian National University of Architecture and Construction. Assistants: Davit Hakhverdyan – Magister and Aram Sargsyan - Student.


By the way, it should be mentioned that the work of the team of the University of Architecture and Construction was done as a charity, but everyone was proud to be involved in this process. In fact, a very powerful, professional group was formed who worked with high spirits and dedication.


Day one ․

The group of geologists carried out a three-dimensional scan of the central part of the area. Obtaining a complete-spatial image of the scan was facilitated by the white spheres placed on the megaliths in the pictures, which marked an area with a diameter of 240 meters. In general, during 5 days of work, an area of ​​20 hectares was scanned and fully measured.


The architects described in detail and measured the holes of all the main standing megaliths, the stones were photographed mainly from the eastern and western positions.

The astronomers carried out the registration and identification of the megaliths, having in mind the data of the research and mapping done by academician Paris Heruni years ago, having the task of identifying the megaliths according to their practical significance.







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