Tour the Goris Local Lore Museum

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From the collection of the Goris Local Lore Museum (Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program)

This small museum, located in the center of the town close to the main square and municipal buildings, is easy to miss, but offers a fascinating collection of materials from the Soviet times, as well as special objects dating from the Early Bronze Age to the present. Goris was a thriving center of Syunik and museum collections include beautifully designed weapons, ornaments, buttons, belt pieces, and jewelry that suggest a long history of cultural activity. Two particularly special objects—a five-faced idol dating to the 2nd millennium BCE and a bronze lion from the 7th century BCE, symbolic of Urartian kings—should not be missed.

The museum offers guided tours in Armenian, English, and Russian upon request.

From the collection of the Goris Local Lore Museum

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

From the collection of the Goris Local Lore Museum

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

From the collection of the Goris Local Lore Museum

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

From the collection of the Goris Local Lore Museum

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

From the collection of the Goris Local Lore Museum

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

From the collection of the Goris Local Lore Museum

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

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