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Mysteries of Armenia

The Great Symmetry

100_1607_izobragenye_bykaOn the slopes of volcanic massifs of Armenia one can find whole galleries of rock drawings of agricultural motives. These petroglyphs date back to the 4th – 2nd millenniums BC. However, not so long ago, facts emerged assuming their earlier appearance. The population of the Armenian plateau switched to agriculture about seven thousand years ago. One of the most significant reforms in the history of mankind made for comprehensive changes in the economic life of the society and exerted immediate influence on the formation of new mythology and systems of chronology.

The first farmers depicted the great history of agronomics in petroglyphic drawings. The symmetric arrangement of predominantly zoomorphic heroes was an indispensable attribute of the new times. The harnessed bulls, for instance, represented not only the process of tillage, but also the mystery of fertilization. This explains the presence of the most important element in the drawing, which is the central cruciform axis bearing a certain religious meaning, In frost-free seasons one can easily get to the agricultural Ukhtasar gallery from Sisian.

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