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Unknown ancient cemetery containing 64 Jewish tombstones

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Unknown ancient cemetery containing 64 Jewish tombstones

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Basic Information

Location Vayotz Dzor, Armenia
Country Armenia
City Yeghegis

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://yeghegis.syunikngo.am/
Geographical Coordinates 39.81079,45.49672


Summary

In 1999 the remains of a medieval cemetery from a previously unknown and unsuspected medieval Jewish community was discovered in the village of Yeghegis in Armenia's Vayotz Dzor region. When excavated, 64 complete tombstones and fragments of a number of others were uncovered. 20 of them had inscriptions, all in Hebrew except for 2 which were in Aramaic. The oldest dated stone was from 1266 and the latest date was 1336/7.


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