The necropolis and the dwelling occupy the territory of about 500 hectares. Lori Fortress survived more than one and a half thousand years, beginning from the last two centuries of the 3rd millennium B.C. up to the middle of the 1st millennium B.C. Four cultural phases followed, beginning from the Middle Bronze Age up to the Late Iron Age, or including the period of the Kingdom of Van. The mausoleums attract with their architecture, richness and abundance of the property. Lori Fortress was a big economic, cultural and city centre. It had trade ties with the countries of the Advanced Asia, Aegean countries and other areas.