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Noratus Cemetery

Noratus village is located on the banks of the Gavaraget River in Gegharkunik district. This village is very famous for its cemetery, which is the biggest cross-stones cemetery in the world. All the cemetery is covered with cross-stones the majority of them belonging to the 13-17th centuries, as a group of cross-stones on family cemeteries. Here smaller rectangular tombs may be found as well, with cross-stones placed on top of them. In Noratus many talented stone masters were famous, namely: Melikset, Nerses, Kiram and others.