In recent days, the center of everyone’s attention is the village of Tegh in the Goris region, which after the last war appeared directly at the Armenian-Azerbaijani front line.
Few people know that this village has had heroic pages in its history, and almost no Turkish population has settled there during its existence.
The oldest mention of the village of Tegh is found in the historian Syunyats near Orbelyan. He mentions the village of Tegh on the occasion of a donation, according to which Queen Shahandukht of Syunik in 988 donated the village to the monastery of Tatev and signed a document about it.
At the end of the Middle Ages, the village of Tegh was a colony of Melik. This village was the birthplace of Melik Barkhudar, one of the famous people of the region. Until today, the Melik Palace, which was later built by his son, has been preserved in the village.
The village is also rich in historical and cultural monuments. Among these monuments are the Karakal Fortress and Necropolis dating back to the 2nd-1st millennium BC, the Church of St. Gevora, and a number of other monuments. JC, the church of St. Gevorg dating from the 4th-5th centuries, the church of Sreghtsi dating from the 5th-6th centuries, the church of Kotrats dating from the 14th-15th centuries, the cemeteries dating from the 10th-20th centuries, Khachkars dating from 10th-17th centuries, Melikan palaces dating from 17th-19th centuries, dwelling houses dating from 14th-18th centuries, bridges dating from different centuries, mills, springs, oil mills etc.