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Haghpat Monastery
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Haghpat

The Monastery of Haghpat was one of the most important and most famous spiritual and cultural centers in Armenia. It enjoyed the protection of feudal lords and clergymen and thanks to many of the endowments it received over the centuries, the monastery was owner of numerous fields, orchards and villages. During the 2nd half of [...]

A tour in a northward direction (Haghpat – Sanahin)

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A tour around HAGHPAT MONASTERY (10-13c), which consists of library and refectory and reckons among world cultural heritage of UNESCO. The historic architectural monument is distinguished by its finely ornamented KHACHKARS (cross stones), among them Khachkar Amenaprkich (the Savior) with an image of crucifixion. A tour around SANAHIN MONASTERY (10-13c), the Church of the Virgin [...]

Echmiadzin
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Armenian Architecture

Armenian architecture, a particularly rich part of the Armenian heritage, is widely recognized as a unique contribution to international architecture. The tradition of architectural engineering has ancient origins on the Armenian highlands. During the Urartian period of Armenian history (9th through 6th centuries B.C.), existing traditions were developed and perfected. The Urartians were noted for [...]