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Areni Cave

    Areni Cave is a multicomponent cave site with artifacts dating from the Chalcolithic to the Bronze Age. The complex is also known as “Birds’ Cave” (“Trchuneri” in Armenian). Located near the village of Areni, which lies close to the Arpa River and the Gnishik River: Several unbelievable items were found in this cave. In 2010, the oldest shoe (more than 5500 years old) was found here; in 2011–one of the first wineries in the world (= about 6000 years old); and in 2011– a woman’s skirt, dated around 3900 B. C.

    For more places to see in Vayots dzor: Places to see in Vayots Dzor