The ancient Armenian village of Hin Khot

The ancient Armenian village of Hin Khot is rightly called the “Armenian Machu Picchu”. The mountainous terrain and landscape strongly resemble the ancient city of the Incas in South America – in Peru.

However, Machu Picchu today is a tourist in Mecca, but only Armenians know about the Hin Khot. The ancient village of Hin Khot is located at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level and is surrounded by impregnable rocks and blooming gardens.

It is located on the left bank of the Vorotan River 67 km to the northeast of the city of Kapan (Syunik region, Armenia).

Hin Khot emptied in the 1970s when its residents left the village and moved to the flat terrain that was north of the old village.

Hin Khot is of great interest to archaeologists because of burial II-I centuries. BC. At one of the local cemeteries are the ruins of the Red Church, which was built in the 12th century.

Nouné Yeranosian

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