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The medieval castle-fortress Kakavaberd, also called Geghi, Keghi or Tatul fortress, was located on the territory of the Khosrov Reserve, on the right bank of the Azat River, in the historical Mazaz Gavar, in the Ararat province.It was first mentioned by Hovhannes Draskhanakertsi (9-10cc) as a Bagratuni’s «clan field». In the 11c. it passed to the Pahlavuni’s and in 12-13c. to the Proshyan’s. As reported in the Draskhanakertsi, that in 924 Geghi was attacked by the Beshir commander and was later himself beaten by Gevorg Marzpetuni. The fortress is well preserved presently. It was built on the top of a high mountain (2075 m) so it is unreachable from three sides. On the north-eastern side there are stretched walls, which have 2-2.5 m width and towers 8-10 m. high. Inside the fort there are ruins of a church and other buildings.
The Geghi fortress was also mentioned by Muratsan in his historical novel «Gevorg Marzpetuni».
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