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V-XVII AD - Lori Marz

Ardvi Monastery

South from Odzun is Aygehat (201 v., renamed Danushavan from 1963 till 1992, in honor of its native son, revolutionary and diplomat Danush Shahverdian, who served as Armenian trade representative in Turkey from 1924-28, and then representative to the Red Cross on refugee resettlement), from which a dirt road leads W to Ardvi (177 v.). Above this village is a sacred spring with legendary dragon, and beyond that a humble village monastery of S. Hovhannes, allegedly founded by Yovhan of Odzun, with church of the 17th c. [Paragraph Source: Rediscovering Armenia Guidebook.]

Ardvi Monastery - khachkar