VDP004 – Yelpin 1

  • Region: Vayots Dzor
  • Coordinate: 39°48’3.70″N 45° 6’27.20″E
  • Altitude: 1449 meter a.s.l.
  • Site typology: cave complex, cave tomb, inhabited area
  • Dating: Urartu
  • Visitated on: 14-06-2016
  • Pottery finds: 18 fragment

The Yelpin 1 cave complex is located on a vast rock outcrop of 270-meters with development on the north-south axis, located within a valley at the southern edge of the modern village of Yelpin. On the south-west side of the rocky spur there is abundant presence of pottery on the surface and remains of masonry structures eroded by the passage of a small seasonal stream. Masonry structures in dry cyclopean technique emerge at various points of the spur. The rock structures are located in the southern part of it.


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Images by Roberto Dan (ISMEO)


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