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Noradouz Khachkars
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Noradouz

Its numerous monuments distinguish this ancient settlement in Gegharkounik region, on the shores of Sevan Lake. Visiting this site you cannot help admiring the medieval churches and monasteries such as Astvatsatsin (St.Vergin, IXc.) and Grigor Lousavorich (the Illuminator, IX-X cc), the establisher of Christianity as a State religion in Armenia. The most attractive is the [...]

Khachkar
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The Stone Cross – Armenian Khachkars

Following the conversion of Armenia to Christianity, the wooden cross, symbol of the new faith, was erected in the various shrines of Armenia. The earliest attempts to replace the wooden cross with a stone cross date back to the period between the 4th and 7th centuries. These stone crosses are represented by the “winged crosses” [...]

Angeghakot
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Angeghakot

The village of Angeghakot is situated high atop a plateau above the left bank of the Vorotan River 9-10 km northwest of the city of Sisian. In 1979, the village registered a population of 1717. In the past, the old village was located directly on the riverbank below. The period of its establishment is not [...]

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 [...]

Armenian Art
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Armenian Art

Armenian Art Armenian art has been profoundly influenced by Armenian culture, Armenia’s long history, ever-changing geography and unique mountainous landscape. One of the most important periods of Armenian art was that from the ninth to the sixth centuries BC. Armenia was, at this point in history, the Kingdom of Van or Urartu. Citadels, temples, irrigation [...]