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Syunik, the most southern of Armenia's regions, includes the famous Tatev Monastery as well as lesser known cultural sites, such as the historic cave village of Kndzoresk, pictured here. (Photo by Nune Hayrapetyan, My Armenia Program)

Syunik

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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