W  from  Tashir     is   Dashtadem (formerly the village of Ilmazlu).

   By-roads NW from Tashir or  W  from before Dzoramut lead to Metsavan (originally Ghoshakilisa  - “double church”, then Shahnazar till 1978), with a 5-6th S. Hovhannes church (cemetery with ram shaped tombstones) and another of the 10th c. There is a ruined fort nearby and a “Tevavor Khach” shrine. W of the village are outcrops of red agate and 


Acheulian open air workshops.