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Dadivank monastery. Karvachar, Artsakh, Armenia.

Dadivank monastery. Karvachar, Artsakh, Armenia.

Surb Karapet Monastery-before its destruction in 1915. The monastery subsequently served as a stronghold of the Mamikonians—the princely house of Taron, who claimed to be the holy warriors of John the Baptist, their patron saint. It was expanded and renovated many times in later centuries. By the 20th century it was a large fort-like enclosure with four chapels. p3

Surb Karapet Monastery-before its destruction in 1915. The monastery subsequently served as a stronghold of the Mamikonians—the princely house of Taron, who claimed to be the holy warriors of John the Baptist, their patron saint. It was expanded and renovated many times in later centuries. By the 20th century it was a large fort-like enclosure with four chapels. p3

Khorakert monastery.  Khorakert monastery is located 3 km from the village of Lori province Jiliza. west of the densely forested foothills of Mount Lalvar. The complex consists of a church, a vestibule, refectory (now demolished) and chapels.

Khorakert monastery. Khorakert monastery is located 3 km from the village of Lori province Jiliza. west of the densely forested foothills of Mount Lalvar. The complex consists of a church, a vestibule, refectory (now demolished) and chapels.

Lastiver Canyon, Ijevan, Tavush, Armenia

Lastiver Canyon, Ijevan, Tavush, Armenia

Վանա լիճը, Աղթամար կղզին, Սուրբ Խաչ եկեղեցին ու Սիփանա սարը

Վանա լիճը, Աղթամար կղզին, Սուրբ Խաչ եկեղեցին ու Սիփանա սարը

Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries are huge complexes in the North of Armenia founded in 10-13th centuries. The both monasteries are outstanding masterpieces of Armenian architecture in which artistic merits transcended the limits of the national culture. They are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries are huge complexes in the North of Armenia founded in 10-13th centuries. The both monasteries are outstanding masterpieces of Armenian architecture in which artistic merits transcended the limits of the national culture. They are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Yerits Mankants Monastery, Martakert region, Artsakh (September, 2015)

Yerits Mankants Monastery, Martakert region, Artsakh (September, 2015)

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