Tevrakar Castle is located in Armenia's Tavush region, in the village of Tevrakar Getahovit.[1] The castle was discovered by Hakob Simonyan and Simon Hmayakyan in September 2006. An examination of material collected at Tevrakar dates to between the 5th and 7th centuries BC.[1]

The castle is not located on a peninsula, but is impregnable on three sides because of the utilization of natural rock formations. The south-facing wall, initially constructed of stone, is damaged, but has been partially reconstructed with brick. The castle interior is accessible where the newer brickwork and older stonework meet; another opening on the southwest side of the castle is located in a wall built of limestone.

Tevrakar Castle is the only castle accessible in the region that was built with abnormally large stonework. It was constructed in the "Urartakannerin" style.

References

  1. ^ a b Գիրք։Տավուշ. նյութական և հոգևոր ժառանգություն, 74-75