Vishap Stone at Metsamor, Armenia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 15 March 2018

This Vishap stone (or "Vishapakar" in Armenian) dates from prehistoric times and sits just in front of 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.


About the Author

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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