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Unknown ancient cemetery containing 64 Jewish tombstones

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Unknown ancient cemetery containing 64 Jewish tombstones


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


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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