Three ancient shrines dating back 3,300 years where rulers may have practiced divination thousands of years ago in what is now Gegharot in Armenia have been discovered.
The shrines were found within a hilltop fortress, which would’ve been destroyed right before the site was abandoned. (See Video Below)
Archaeologists believe rulers would have used the shrines for divination — a practice in which one tries to see into the future. This image shows a shrine excavated on the fortress’ west terrace.
The stone stele seen in the center of this image would likely have been a focal point for rituals carried out at this shrine researchers believe.
The people who lived there may have used the grinding installation to produce flour that could have been used in aleuromancy, a process by which flour is used to predict the future.