Vishap Stones at Metsamor, Armenia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 15 March 2018
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These Vishap stones (or "Vishapakar" in Armenian) date from prehistoric times and sit just beside the Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve in Taronik, Armenia. Vishap stones or "serpent stones" are menhirs found across Armenia, which were venerated in prehistoric times.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, March 15). Vishap Stones at Metsamor, Armenia. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8331/

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Wiener, James B. "Vishap Stones at Metsamor, Armenia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 15, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8331/.

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Wiener, James B. "Vishap Stones at Metsamor, Armenia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 15 Mar 2018. Web. 20 Sep 2020.

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