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Cyclopean walls in the village of Lchashen, Gegharkunik region, Armenia, have again become accessible to tourists. Yet several months ago, the 4,000-5,000-year-old walls were literally buried in garbage. Thanks to our program "Our Cyclopean Walls" the area was cleaned and the garbage was used in creation of an art-object.
The program eco-advisor Jean Barseghyan told media on Friday that the first stage of "Our Cyclopean Walls" program was implemented in October 2011, the second in July 2012. Sevak Union engaged in implementation of the program involved the local population in it.
"We wanted to show that the garbage can be processed and used in creation of art objects," Barseghyan said. A total of 200 people were involved in the programs and 12 sq/m of garbage were collected. A 3.5 meter-high wall was made of plastic bottles and bags. It will become a peculiar symbol of eco-education. Opening of the art object made of garbage will be held on August 6 in the village of Lchashen.
Cyclopean walls were made of huge stones. They are called Cyclopean Walls because people indeed thought the one-eyed giants, the Cyclops, built them.