Today, it is hypothesized that Armenia and Asia Minor have been among the most ancient centers of astronomical knowledge.
Outstanding historians of astronomy came to the conclusion that the people who divided the sky into constellations lived between 36 and 42 degrees of north latitude.
According to English astronomer Olcott, people who invented the ancient figures of the constellations lived, presumably, in the area near Mount Ararat and also in the valley of the Euphrates River.
The assumption is justified by the discoveries of petroglyphs in the territory of Armenia. In 1966, first in the Gegham Highlands and later on the Vardenis Ridge and on the slopes of Aragats Mountain, around 30,000 rock paintings were found.
In 1967, 3 more ancient objects were found in the Vardenis Mountains. As some researchers say, in particular, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences B. Domanyan, these are the stone witnesses of the astronomical thought of our distant ancestors.