Mount Oughtasar is located in Syunik province at an altitude of 3000-3300 m above sea level. Near the mountain there is a small lake called Oughtalich, surrounded by many petroglyphs, which have their special place in the heritage of primeval Armenian art. On this camel like mountain the primeval man carved the first image of his thoughts. The petroglyphs represent subject scenes, where single episodes of primitive people’s social life are depicted with the surrounding nature. These ancient stone canvases bear scenes, referring to the first man’s idea about hunting, worship, ritual and cosmic phenomena. In the rock carvings of Oughtasar the entire wealth of the Armenian fauna is designed. The primeval artist’s skillfulness, revealed in animal depicting, is astonishing. He managed to exactly reproduce the rhythm of movement and body details of the animals. The technique of carving is of great interest. The petroglyphs are graphic and they are represented horizontally or vertically on the flat, brown and black rock-fragments. The depth of their cutting is 2-6 mm, while the width is 2-21 mm. According to the form, style and the technique of execution, the rock-carvings are considered to belong to the 5th-2nd millennium BC.
The mountain can be reached only by 4x4 vehicle.