Agarak Historic-Cultural Preserve

Agarak Historic Site is located in the southern foothills of Mount Aragats on the western bank of the Amberd River. The artifacts and structures found during the excavations belong to different periods. The whole territory of the historical Agarak and the surrounding area are fully covered with large complexes of rock structures, most of which are associated with the settlement of the Early Bronze Age (3400 BC). In IV century BC, Agarak became an urban center due to its location on the Aras Valley trade route. This is demonstrated by the coins dating back to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Agarak Historic-Cultural Preserve covers an area of 118 hectares and represents one of the most astonishing archaeological monuments in Armenia.