AVAN

Five-domed temple is situated in the northern part of Avan district of Yerevan. The temple is in semi ruins. It is one of the best Armenian architectural monuments in the early medieval periods. The temple was built by Catholicos Hovhan Bagaratsi in the Vl century.

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AGHUDI

Aghudi was one of the first residences in Syunik with its political, religious, military and economic influence in early middle ages. Aghudi is popular with its prominent three-storied memorial which was built in the 6-7th centuries. This memorial alongside with the Odzun memorial are unique preserved memorials in Armenia.

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AMARAS

Amaras is the ancient and the main Christian monument in Arstakh built by Gregory the Illuminator. Yet in 330 Gregory the Illuminator’s grandson – Gregoris was appointed in the position of bishop of Artsakh and the family(dinasty) of Catholicos of Artsakh started.

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АRUCH

St. Gregory church(Aruchavank) was built by prince Grigor Mamikonian in the village Aruch(662-666). The church is a domed-hall type structure. The light panetrates into the church via its 41 windows and 3 wide doors. The frescos of the scenes - the existence of “ The God making Laws’’ and “Ascension’’ from the Bible have been pictured on the dome.

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AGHDZK

The village Aghdzk is famous for the mausoleum from the middle of the IV century, where the remains and relics of pagan and Christian Armenian Arshakid kings were buried. The two-storied underground mausoleum , which has a cross-shaped layout, has been preserved.

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VOSKEPAR

St. Astvatsatsin church is situated in Voskepar village. Judging by the architectural analysis it dates to VI-VII centuries and is among the churches belonging to the Mastara-church type. The walls inside probably were plastered and covered with frescoes.

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ST. GAYANE

St. Gayane church was built by Catholicos Ezra in Vagharshapat(Etchmiadzin) in 630. In 1683 near the front part a portico was built. St. Gayane church is a typical example of a domed basilica type churches (the 1st half of the 7th century). The frames of the windows are typical of the 7th century ones.

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KATOGHIKEH CHURCH, YEREVAN

Katoghikeh st. Astvatsatsin was a 7th century structure. The church has small size( 5,4x7,5m). The only entrance is from the western side. The small hall is succeeded by domed prayer hall in the church layout and after that are the vestries, semi circled altar. The southern, eastern and northern walls have windows.

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YEREROUK

One of the most prominent monuments in the early Christian Armenia is a three-nave basilica- Yererouk . It is located 100 km west to Yerevan. It is a three nave basilica by its architectural structure and was built in Vth century AD(22x33m). The temple is remarkable with its amazing construction combining three architectural schools in itself.

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ETCHMIADZIN

Etchmiadzin is located 15km from Yerevan. It is the oldest temple in the Christian World built by the State. It was built by the King Tiridate III in 303. The Armenian people first adopted Christianity in 301 as a state religion by the famous preacher Gregory the Illuminator.

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KARMRAVOR

The church st. Astvatsatsin (Karmravor) is on the high top of the city Ashtarak as if controling over the city. And this is not because of its huge volume. Despite this, it is rather small, neat, simple and meanwhile common. And this is the beauty of this church.

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ST. CHRISTOPHER MONASTERY

St. Christopher monastery is situated in Aragatsotn Province, in the ancient residence Qagheni. The monastery consists of a small, cross-domed church of the 7th century named st. Astvatsatsin. To the north of it the three-storied chaple-belfry with the rectangular plan.

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LMBATAVANK

Lmbatavank is located near the city Artik. The preserved inscriptions have not contained any information about the construction. According to the architectural analysis it dates to the 7th century with harmonic massive and decorative paintings. The building is restrained and humble.

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MASTARA

Church of st.John, Mastara is a unique architectural construction of early period of medieval Armenia. It was built by Prince Grigor Mamikonian(approximately in the year 645). But it is supposed that the church was built in the 5th century and it was repaired in the 7th century.

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ODZUN

Odzun church is located in the same village in Lori Province 160km north-west from Yerevan. The church is well preserved despite the huge size( 20,7x31,6m). The year of the construction isn’t known but the researchers date it to the 6th century.

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SEVANAVANK

Севанаванк - монастырский комплекс на острове Севан. В 874 году дочь Ашот Багратуни Мариам построила здесь две церкви - Аракелоц (маленький) и Аствацацин. Церковь Св. Аствацацина - здание с тремя апсидами, а в западной его части - гавит (притвор, который стоял до 1930 года).

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SISAVANK

Sisavank- St. Gregory temple is situated in the city Sisian. It was built by Prince of Syunik -Kohazat under the auspices of spiritual leader of the province Hovsep A(663-682) and the monk Theodore. The bas-reliefs of the builders of the temple with the corresponding inscriptions are under the dome of the temple on the squinches.

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CATHEDRAL OF TALIN

Katoghikeh( Cathedral of Talin) was built in the 7th century and belongs to the domed basilica type constructions. Two quadrate prayer halls are next to the main alter the upper parts of which are hiding places. The structure, made by red and black tufa, at first had a tile roof which was later replaced by stones.

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TSITSERNAVANK

Tsitsernavank church is one of the important structures of early medieval Armenian architecture with its decorations and characteristics. It is a three-nave basilica and the only well preserved example among the Armenian similar churches. Tsitsernavank has been a pagan temple turned into a church.

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