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Syunik, the most southern of Armenia's regions, includes many well-know archaeology sites, including Mount Ughtasar where there are over 2,000 petroglyphs. (Photo by Karen Nersisyan, My Armenia Program)


At the crossroads of ancient kingdoms and empires, the Syunik region has a rich and tumultuous history. It has been continuously inhabited for millennia and is home to some of the most important prehistoric sites in Armenia like the Ughtasar petroglyphs and Zorats Karer. Occupied for periods by Persian, Turkish, Ottoman and Russian empires, the mountainous region of Syunik has a fiercely independent character to match its rugged landscape.

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