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Pigeon Lofts

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These are very special pigeon lofts. They are actually underground, in caves dug out from the tuff stone. The towers are like big chimneys, about 3 meters high. They protect the pigeons inside the cave from enemies like cats and the stairs on top offer a place to rest. This area has hundreds of these towers. That shows the importance of the pigeon guano for the farmers.

  • emindp 27 days ago
    these wonderfull buildings, respect armenian point of wiev, with they lived.
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