ArmInfo.Activists of the civil movement in the name of saving "Karahunj" are waiting for a decision from the government in connection with the "barbaric" excavations in the territory of cultural heritage. Such a statement was made by activists of the civil movement in the name of saving a unique historical monument, the oldest observatory "Karahunj", speaking of the fate of the oldest observatory "Zorats-Karer".
To note, the civil movement formed in defense of "Karahunj", whose members are various organizations and individuals, demand to stop the excavations in "Karahunj" and pass this heritage to the next generations, and in the future to carry out excavations only when it is possible to carry them out using modern equipment and participation of foreign experts.
The activists call on the country's authorities to punish and prevent further destructive actions being carried out by the head of the archaeological expedition "Zorats Karer", scientific secretary of the Historical Environment Protection Service of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia Ashot Piliposyan.
In their publication, activists called upon journalists and all those who are interested in what happened at the observatory of the "Zorats-Karer" (Karahunj) Historical and Cultural Reserve to go to the government building to present a description of the incident, and also send a request – a letter of demands to the Prime Minister, thereby strengthening their constructive steps and position.
<We are more inclined to say that this is the logical end of the struggle, which was filled with constructiveness and patience. After the government's decision, our next steps will also become clear, since we will not tolerate destruction and vandalism in our historical and cultural heritage, especially when it comes to national and universal historical and cultural heritage, "the message of one of the activists says.
According to activists, Piliposyan barbarously carries out excavations with the help of heavy and other equipment, which leads to the devaluation of an ancient cultural, historical and scientific monument that has existed for at least 7500 years.
Piliposyan's actions are interpreted by activists as anti-Armenian activities aimed at distorting Armenian history, falsifying it for the sake of personal professional ambitions, aggressively interfering with the stories of tour guides and refuting the well-known version of "Karahunj" as the oldest observatory, claiming "Karahunj" is just a cemetery.
Thus, doubting the version of the famous world-renowned scientist, radio astronomer, creator of the unique radio-optical telescope of academician Paris Heruni about "Karahunj", as an observatory, which was proved by four independent scientific methods and confirmed by many foreign experts.
However, Ashot Piliposyan, in turn, said that the excavations here will be continued in order to clarify once and for all the purpose of this monument, overgrown with all sorts of legends. To recall, "Karahunj" or as it is also called <Armenian Stonehenge> gained world fame after Heruni, who devoted to the study of this unique monument for many years of work and published many scientific works, came to a scientifically based version of "Karahunj" as the oldest observatory. This hypothesis is supported by conical holes drilled in the upper part of high stones processed by an ancient man. If you look closely, they are directed to certain points of the sky. Thanks to the stone observatory, the ancients did not only follow the movement of celestial bodies, they made up an exact calendar of the beginning of agricultural work, harvest, and travel time. It should be noted that the age of many archaeological monuments of Armenia is several thousand years, referring to the period of the Stone Age and the Neolithic. The "Karahunj" megalithic complex dates back to this age - 7,500 years BC.
The huge megalithic complex "Karahunj" is located in the south of Armenia, near the town of Sisian, on a mountain plateau located at an altitude of 1,770 meters above sea level. This mysterious structure covers an area of about seven hectares and is a circle formed by hundreds of large vertical stones.
Interestingly, the location of the "Karahunj" stones almost completely repeats the pattern that forms the Chinese pyramids on the ground. And from the height you can see that the stones in the center of "Karahunj" schematically repeat the constellation Cygnus, that is, a certain star corresponds to each stone. The adherents of this hypothesis are sure that there existed a certain highly developed civilization, which thus perpetuated the atlas of the starry sky compiled by it in stone.