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Metsamor
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Metsamor

Early Iron Age settlement of Metsamor with a small but rich archaeological museum, is not far from Echmiadzin. The summit of the mound has an early first millennium BC sanctuary, and there are important remains of pits used for gravitational separation of iron from slag. A little further is a hill with 3rd millennium BC [...]

Echmiadzin
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Echmiadzin

Echmiadzin (Etchmiadzin) is one of the oldest cities on the Ararat Plain. In the past, Armenians called the city Vagharshapat in honor of the Armenian King Vagharsh I Arshakuni (117-140). At the beginning of the fourth century, Vagharshapat became the center of Armenian Christianity. Here, the first church of Armenia, the Cathedral of Echmiadzin, as [...]

Komitas Vardapet
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Komitas Vardapet (1869 – 1935)

One of the most renowned Armenian Churchmen and musician of modern times was Komitas Vardapet, also known as Gomidas. He was born Soghomon Soghomonian in Kutaha, Asia Minor in the year, 1869. His life had an interesting turn of events, when at the age of eleven, he was orphaned, and at a young age he [...]

Armenian Religion
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Armenian Religion

The Armenia Religion Christianity and the Armenian Church have held a central and vital position with respect to all aspects of Armenian life. Christianity in Armenia can be traced back to the age of the Apostles. Two of Christ’s Apostles – Thaddeus and Bartholomew – were the first evangelists of Armenia preaching the Gospel there [...]