Mets Ayrum: Lori’s Tower of Babel
26 August 2020
On top of one of the mountains of the Lori region, stands a village called Mets (means big) – Mets Ayrum. During the 1980-90s, it became the new home for newcomers from Gandzak, Baku, Getashen, Kushch, Shahumyan, Erkej, Zhurnabad, and other habitats.
Mets Ayrum reminds The Tower of Babel in the most positive sense of the word. It is a mixture of dialects, cuisines, cultures, and lifestyles.
Nowadays, the village with over 1000 population tries to develop agriculture again. One can catch sight of sunflowers, corn, tobacco plants, as well as peach, grape, and plum fields on the road to the village.
After a long break, the villagers have restarted to cultivate tobacco. This is yet the only tobacco field in Mets Ayrum.
The people of Mets Ayrum grow corn a lot. Some are sold and the rest are used as fodder.