Areni 1 cave | Silk Road Armenia

Areni 1 cave

For those interested in human history, there is no better place in Armenia than Areni caves.

This is the place where one of the oldest known wineries in the world, the oldest leather shoe of the world, one of the oldest surviving brains and a 6,000-year-old straw skirt have been discovered. This cave offers a fascinating look into the lifestyle of people during the Bronze Age. Researches began in 2007 and haven’t ended till today.

The caves are best visited from Yeghegnadzor and are best combined with visiting the nearby monastic complex Noravank.