Historical and Cultural Jeyrakh-Assa Reservation

Date of Submission: 15/05/1996
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation
Coordinates: 43°00' East 45°30' North
Ref.: 569
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The Jeyrakh-Assa Reservation situates in the upper reaches of two mountainous rivers: the Armhi river and the Assa river. There are 18 settlements on the slopes of canyons where more than 300 battle and Habitable towers of XVI-XVII centuries, 200 vaults of the same period, the sacred place of XV-XVI century, the medieval christian temple of XII century and many structures of bronze age IX b.c. through VI b.c. remain. The Reservation includes the Kromlekh grave V-VI b.c.