EPOCHA N11, (7. 217) March 1992
STONE ANCESTOR OF BIBLE
Matenadaran - the famous unique guardian of ancient
manuscripts is the object of pride in Armenia. But up to now Armenians couldn't
even imagine that they are the possessors of the priceless for all the civilized
world wealth - Karedaran, the
universal complex of rock carvings and drawings. The first stone Encyclopaedia
of humanity, reflecting the evolution of the knowledge and experience of one
of the oldest nations, the first stone University in the history of the Earth
is situated on the land of modern Armenia.
study and analysis of Karedaran treasures show:
1. Development of mankind (according to the Bible)
is characterized by the existence in a certain historical period of one nation
and a single language.
2. Development of human characteristics in regarded as an unbroken chain in
the motion of society.
3. In the development of social and biological structures of a society regarded
as a system, basis is formed by biological structures and superstructures -
by social structures, i. e. genetic peculiarities of mankind development as
a living organism determine the essence of human characteristics' development.
They didn't change greatly in the course of centuries. The model-standard of
human characteristics in Bible as well as in other religions, philosophical
theories didn't undergo particular changes.
4. Since the development of biological structures
is determined by the principle of the least activity, the development of social
structures reflects in the long run the effect of the same principle .
5. Biological and social structures are characterized by self-development and
existence of negative feed-back. The development of society is based upon the
self-education and self-training.
6. self-education and self-training are impossible without keeping, passing
and spreading of information (knowledge, experience, skills and abilities).
7. External materials vehicles and guardians of the information were paper (before
it - leather), but the first were stone, rock surface, walls and ceilings of
1. The structure of rock carvings, drawings is
equivalent to the structure of development of astronomy, mathematics, trade,
hunting, culture, traditions, world outlook, mode of life etc. It is astonishing
what a complete perfect command of the methodology of cognition and the skill
of knowledge passing the ancients had.
The majority of experts consider rock carvings to be of magic sense. They are
well-known all over the world and date from Paleolit to Middle Ages and represented
in caves and grottoes of South France (Combarel, Montespan, Lasco etc.), North
Spain (Altamira, Castilio etc.), on Ural (Capov-cave), Georgia (in grottoes
of Mgvimevi), Azerbaijan (Kobustan) and in Italy, Africa, Mongolia, Sahara,
Scandinavia, Carelia and East Sibiria.
Rock carvings in Karedaran reflect in artistic form not only economic and spiritual
life of people in corresponding period, but also represent a balanced and developed
system of accumulation, keeping, systemizing classification and passing of knowledge.
2. On rock drawings there are appearances not only
of the modern Armenian alphabet but of Greek one as well. And these drawings
were there for many thousand years. We may assume that these languages had been
taught in the stone University as means of communication. Why precisely Armenian
and Greek alphabets had been taught? Maybe not only for the reason that bearers
of those languages were located and lived geographically and biologically close
by, but because they are of heirs of the common, mentioned in Bible, single
Our researches show that the meaning of rock carvings is much more than that.
3. In Karedaran there are many drawings and aspects made on a very high artistic
and aesthetic level and reflecting many of ancient Armenian legends, myths and
4. Many of parts of fundamental biblical myths, stories and episodes are shown
in rock drawings of Karedaran. This fact gives us grounds to propound a hypothesis
that Bible is a hand written model-picture of total projections of certain knowledge
and information, including those accumulated in an ancient stone encyclopaedia
of the world. Bible - "Astvatzashounch" in translation from Armenian means "the
Breath of God":
5. Karedaran is a stone text-book of morality principles as well, teaching kindness
and structure of moral precepts. Graphic forms of good and evil, social and
family relations, love and care, relations with nature, earth and the animal
kingdom are shown in surprisingly simple and intelligible in their form rock
6. Decoding of Karedaran is not an easy task. However, there is a key to this
task. The nature presented us with the divine triple - Bible, Grikor Narekatzi
(the Book of Mournful songs) and finally - Paruir Sevak - the poet - philosopher
and thinker of our time.
Paruir Sevak facilitates the search of way towards
the understanding and reading of Grikor Narekatzi (many of his cogitations have
truly immense significance and are not appreciated up to now). In his turn Grikor
Narekatzi facilitates the right understanding and interpretation of Bible. Bible
itself- becomes the key for the solution of human knowledge treasure - Karedaran.
We think that Bible is a living Karedaran guide, opening on its base many of mysteries
and secrets of civilization. For instance, astonishing results in history of development
of culture, language and religion are received. Bible and Karedaran simplify the
search and reveal of technology and sequence of rise of alphabet letters and their
graphic forms, words and word combinations. The mechanism of language structure
development as means of communication is revealing the technology of accumulation
and knowledge keeping, formation of science, Unity and intercommunication of logical
and conceptual mentality are brought to light, Psychology and analytical activity
of our ancestors come to light, some objective regularities of social life development.
In Karedaran we find:
technology of training and education of ancient
principles and models of human characteristics' development
intercommunication of biological and social structures, the dynamics of development
of intellectual ability of human being, the significance of trade and science
We realize that complex investigation and system analysis
of thousands* of pictures is a work beyond the strength of a little group of scientists
and specialists of the "Search" Centre. Karedaran demands the attention on behalf
of young Armenian State on the one hand and of international scientific world-on
1. With the help of Armenian Foreign Office to
put on a suggestion within the framework of the United Nations (UNESCO) to examine
the issue of recreation of the show encyclopaedia of human life on the territory
of historical Armenia and declare that territory cultural and protected monument,
the birthright of the world.
2. To organize an International Commission for the development and realization
of the program of Karedaran's recreation. To organize an International Fund
in Armenia with branches in countries possessing complexes of rock carvings
3. To create attached to the International Fund an scientific institution for
the study of stone Encyclopaedia of the Earth civilization and a museum of rock
We appeal to all governments scientific organizations, men of art, science,
technique, culture and religion to promote to the recreation of Karedaran. Remember,
that Karedaran is situated near the biblical mountain Ararat, which guards tree
treasures of human up to now - i. e. precisely knowledge that belongs to everyone.
Knowledge in culture, science and art knows no bounds
but have all mankind sense and meaning. We think and hope that the first President
of free and independent Armenia can and must declare to the world the program
of recreation of stone treasure of knowledge and draw the attention of politicians,
scientists and specialists to this problem. In our view it will promote to the
birth of Armenia and its role in human development.
Armenia is not only the country of chemical plants and the atomic power-station.
First of all Armenia is the country of culture science and art. It's a country
where men of genius created, lived great thinkers, philosophers and artists of
Imagine, what would the humanity loose if in one time
all, the copies of Bible in all languages were destroyed. Karedaran is thousands
of rock carvings, drawings, petroglyphs, writings and contains unique information,
knowledge and experience in one, the only available for all people language -
in the language of drawings.
* It is more than there are pages in Bible. Besides,
information in graphic form occupies less space.
Rock carvings presented by S. Petrosyan:
Pic. 1. Gegam Mountains, The Globe with man and hell images.
Pic. 2. Gegam Mountains, Constellation of Dragon, Vahagn (Hercules), Swan and
Lyra, III-II mill. B.C.
Pic. 3. Gegam Mountains, Birth of Vahagn.
Pic. 4. Birth of Alive World from Initial Chaos.
Pic. 5. Gegam Mountains, Calendar of Lunar Year, III-II mill. B.C.
Pic. 6. Vardenis Mountains, Calendar of Lunar Months, III-II mill. B.C.
Pic. 7. Gegam Mountains, Combat between Dragon and Vahagn, III-II mill. B.C.