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Lori Berd

Lori Berd (Lori Fortress) village, just east of Stepanavan,encircled by wonderful mountain landscapes,is a place rich with historical and cultural monuments.
It is a site of 2nd millennium BCE necropolis and dwellings, 6 churches, 26 khachkars (stone-crosses), two old cemeteries, 17 tombs, as well as the remains of medieval fortress Lori Berd (X), located on a small peninsula, along the deep gorge cut by Dzoraget and Urut rivers. The Fortress was the capital of David Anhoghin (989-1049) of Tashir-Dzoraget Kingdom, and the feudal center of the Kyurikian family.

Preserved inside the fortress are two bathhouses, with complex double row clay piping inside the masonry – presumably for hot and cold water.