MOUNT ARARAT

During the whole time the titinic work of the nature forces have always been a sense of horror for all the nations. That force not only has destroyed but has created magnificent natural monuments which have been the property of world civilization- among them Ararat massif. The first facts about Mount Ararat have been known from one of the ancient literary work of the world -epic poem ''Epic of Gilgamesh'.

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GANDZASAR

The arcithactural complex of Gandzasar with its wonderful surrounding nature is one of the most memorable treasures of Armenian's millennial arcithactual heritage. Charles Diehl, a Byzantionlogist and a prominent professor at the Sorbonne University, ranked Gandzasar the third one from five Armenian arcithactural works among the wonders of the world. The monastery of Gandzasar is generally composed of a church and a gavit/narthex/ which are tied to one another so closely as if one massive, and as if they are not separate constructions but are built at the same period. The exterior and interior architectural and decorative richness of the church make a unit by making the temple one of the masterpieces of Armenian art. The angles of space underneath the dome are included with vertical bunches of semi-pillars which circle the central part of the temple. The upper parts of the narrow windows of the drum (one on the north, south, and west) have been developed with large bezels. The drum of Gandzasar dome is round, drawn with eight pairs of semi-columns. The wall decorations of the stage are extremely rich. The gavit was the mausoleum of Hasan Jalalian dynasty. Gandzasar monastic complex dates to 10-13 century. With its magestic beauty Gandzasar is really popular as a masterpiece of Artsakh national architaecure. Its importence is vivid due to hundreds of monuments surrunding it, which circle it like ' soldiers' and keep the ''pearl' of Khachen.

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GEGHARD

The stone is the symbol of Armenia, the mountains- its ornament. Armenians are proud like their mountains, ‘raw’ as their stony land. But the flexible and ingenious Armenian mind is enough to work out that stone and it'll become a cross-stone, shrine, stony temple, stony door, stony chapel. The stone is everything for the Armenians- it's a flower, tracery; either pomegranate or grape, it is the soul of Armenians, her/his fortune, destiny, identity and defender.

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HRIPSIME

Perhaps, no one in the world is connected with its religion so warmly as the Armenian people. The Armenians' attachment to their religion is explained by love which is an inexplicable, forgiving and winning one. And with all this, we meet with a mysterious miracle of the Armenian gene - love towards God, toward Christianity which Armenians express through creative art. There is no other place in the world where Christian churches have so many diversity as in Armenia.

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KHORAKERT

On the north-western side of the Lori Province, on the slopes of the Mount Lalvar, Khorakert monastic complex raises which is the wonder of the Armenian land. Surrounded by dense forests, on the slopes of a tremendous mountain, Khorackert seems to be a wise old man who came from a past, and he is just to reveal some unknown truth to people.

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NORAVANK

Noravank is the most famous monastery of the Province Vayots Dzor, about 110 km south-east from Yerevan. Noravank is truly unique in the global architecture, it was built during the XIII-XIV centuries.

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ZVARTNOTS

Zvartnots is the 7th century greatest achievement of the Armenian Golden age architecture and a unique masterpiece of the world. The legends have been invented over Zvartnots for centuries.

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