Khachkar

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Haghpat Monastery - Khachkar with Christ

Khachkars (stone crosses) are a uniquely Armenian form of art, which evolved into incredibly ornate form which reached its peak in the 12-13th centuries.

Khachkars are most commonly used as tombstones, but were sometimes used as memorials. The biggest khachkar cemetery in Armenia is the Noratus Cemetery, while the biggest in the world is in Jugha, in Nakhichevan.

Most khachkars do not depict Christ on the cross, but a few notable exception except.