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Title: The observation of Angegh-Vulture (Cygnus) constellation in Armenia 32 000 years ago

Journal or Publication Title:

Բյուրականի աստղադիտարանի հաղորդումներ: Երևանի աստղադիտարանի բյուլետեն = Сообщения Бюраканской обсерватории. Бюллетень ереванской Астрономической обсерватории = Contributions from the Burakan observatory. Bulletin of the Erevan astronomical observatory

Date of publication:

2020

Volume:

67

Number:

1

ISSN:

2579-2276

Coverage:

27-36

Abstract:

The "Qarahunge Observatory"or "Zorats Qarer" megalithic monument-complex has been little studied and till today the opinions of different scholars on the age of its construction and significance vary widely. In this article, using astronomical and geometric methods, we have tried to show that this ancient astronomical observational complex could have been built only 32300 years ago by the Angegh-Vulture (Cygnus) constellation model, when the declination of the Sadr star corresponded to the local latitude. It has also been attempted to substantiate the direct link between the constellation and the structure in several respects, in particular, it has been shown that 7800 years ago, some changes were made to the structure, the opening of some stone holes, and the observations of some of the stars of the Angegh-Vulture (Cygnus) constellation. At the same time, however, the original layout-composition of the complex and its contents have been preserved.

Format:

pdf

Identifier:

oai:arar.sci.am:296012

Language:

en

Location of original object:

ՀՀ ԳԱԱ Հիմնարար գիտական գրադարան

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Last modified:

May 23, 2023

In our library since:

Jan 5, 2022

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https://arar.sci.am/publication/323105

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