THE FORMATION OF THE FORTIFIED SYSTEM OF THE EASTERN BORDERS OF SYUNIQ IN THE II-I MIL. BC – 2014-1

Preliminary observation according to the information of the field investigations in the basin of the river of Aghavno

Summary

Gagik M. Sargsyan, Artak V.Gnuni, Aleksan H. Hakobyan

Though the investigation of the eastern Syuniq (the territory of Qashatagh Region of NKR) began in the XIX century, there are many unsolved problems in the history of the region. In particular, ancient settlements and fortresses of the region still have not been sufficiently examined. By the comparison of Google Earth Map’s data and field investigations, more than 30 fortresses dating from II-I mil. B. C. were fixed. In this period there was the system of fortified settlements along the river of Agavno and its inflows as well as the main roads.

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