Berdkunk

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Berdkunk
Բերդկունք
Berdkunk Fortress (also: Spitak Berd (White fortress), Aghkala, Ishkhanats Berd), 2-1 Mil. BC, 10th c.[clarification needed]
Berdkunk Fortress (also: Spitak Berd (White fortress), Aghkala, Ishkhanats Berd), 2-1 Mil. BC, 10th c.[clarification needed]
Berdkunk  Բերդկունք is located in Armenia
Berdkunk  Բերդկունք
Berdkunk
Բերդկունք
Coordinates: 40°26′40″N 45°06′02″E / 40.44444°N 45.10056°E / 40.44444; 45.10056Coordinates: 40°26′40″N 45°06′02″E / 40.44444°N 45.10056°E / 40.44444; 45.10056
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Elevation 1,939 m (6,362 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 253
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)

Berdkunk (Armenian: Բերդկունք; also Romanized as Berdkunk’ and Berdkunq; formerly Akhkala and Aghkala) is a small village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The village was once a transit point on the ancient road between Dvin and Partev. There are cyclopean fortresses nearby with megalithic tombs. One of the fortresses in particular is located along the eastern edge of the village and is known locally as Ishkhanats Amrots or Berdkunk Fortress.[1]

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  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 77. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.