|LOWER COURSE OF THE HAKARI RIVER
The two neighboring villages, situated at a distance of 5 km of each other, were reinhabited by the Turks during the Soviet period and renamed to Koyudarakheshdab and Saralikheshtab. The cemetery with still intact medieval khachkars hidden under dense bushes is situated 1 km west of the latter, near the bor-derline with the Kapan district. One of its khachkars was moved to Agarak, to be placed under the wall of the renovated village church. Though the khachkar isn't inscribed, its stylistic peculiarities enable us to date it by the XVII-XVIII cent.
The Aghbis village with a spring in the centre, is 2.7 km east of Saralikheshtab. Probably, this was Spitakaghbyur, the village of Barkushat district. As usual, the spring fonts were cut of a single piece of stone.
|Khachtap. Khachkar transfered to Agarak.|