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      NORATUS (CROSS-STONES)

      The village of Noratus is situated near the legendary lake of Sevan. Here is the world’s biggest khachkars collection, as well as the oldest Armenian cemetery covering an area of 7 hectares. Noratus ‘ amount of khachkars reaches nearly 1,000 copies from the 13th-17th centuries. Each of them has their own distinctive design made of ornamental or life scenes. “Khachkar” implies “cross stone” in Armenian translation. It is a monument with complicated sculpted patterns, clusters of grapes, solar disk and a cross. Noratus ‘ oldest khachkar was built in the 5th century.

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      How to get Noratus from Yerevan?

      The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Noratus by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of Noratus* the trip will not seem long.

      Weather in Noratus

      The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for Noratus depends on the weather conditions.

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