Armen Manoukian, an Italian-Armenian expert on architecture, has noted common elements between runic inscriptions on stones and the Armenian khachkars (“Stone-crosses”). He wrote: “There is no doubt certain analogous relationship exists; a few hypotheses have suggested migration to those regions [Western Europe] from the Orient and from Armenia.”

Armen Manoukian, an Italian-Armenian expert on architecture, has noted common elements between runic inscriptions on stones and the Armenian khachkars (“Stone-crosses”). He wrote: “There is no doubt certain analogous relationship exists; a few hypotheses have suggested migration to those regions [Western Europe] from the Orient and from Armenia.”

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