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VI - VII AD - Shirak Marz
The small church of Saint Stepanos of Lmbatavank is located near Artik. It is cruciform in layout and has a central cupola. Its architecture is sober. In the interior are splendid frescoes. The church is one of the most beautiful of its kind. [Paragraph Source: Monuments of Armenia]
The well-preserved Lmbatavank church of the 7th c. stands on a hillside just SW of Artik (S. Stepanos church, important wall paintings). [Paragraph Source: Rediscovering Armenia Guidebook.]