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Baghaberd

Baghaberd was the last capital of Syunik Kingdom  before its capture by Seljuk Turks of Ganzar in 1170. After the capture all the treasures of the fortress were stolen or destroyed. The fortress managed to survive only partially. Yet from its ruins it becomes clear that the fortress used to have double walls along the towers. Several of these towers have been also preserved partially. Today only fragments of the fortified walls are preserved and they can be clearly seen from the central square of the village.

The fortress used to have underground tunnels that were used when Baghaberd was under siege. The fortress also had access to fresh water source as the water of a nearby springs were transferred inside the fortress via clay pipelines.