Harsnadzor Watchtower

The watchtower point remains directly above the gorge – the third in a chain of warnings developed in the Zangezur Mountains in case of enemy attack. Seeing a foe, the guards in Kordzor struck an alarm, the bell in Khot relayed the news, and then the watch point in Harsnadzor and, finally, the big bell at Tatev Monastery, whose ring was heard across a 50 km radius. Enemies severed the chain of notification when they burned the bell in Khot. Today, remaining in the Harsnadzor watch point is the rotunda with the chains that once supported the bell.

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