In the Middle Ages Aghitu, together with its political, religious, military and economical influence, was one of the first settlements of Syunik province. Aghitu is famous for its memorial, which was constructed in the 6th or 7th century. The sculptures of the monument resemble the sculptures of Zvartnots temple – having stone inscriptions on them. Aghitu memorial is one of the rarely maintained tombs in Armenia. It is worth mentioning, that the arches of the chapels of Sardarapat monument are borrowed from Aghitu memorial. According to one of the versions, this is a mausoleum of martyrs for Christian religion.