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Sevanavank Monastery

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IX AD - Near Sevan Town, Gegharkunik Marz


Sevanavank consists of two remaining rough-hewn churches built on the peninsula near the city of Sevan. The peninsula used to be an island until the USSR decided to drain a lot of the water from the lake and the water level dropped more than 30 meters.The courtyard had some interesting green khachkars. They were carved from a plentiful local green stone and stood out from the others across Armenia which are virtually all made of tuff. The altar is one of the nicest in Armenia, and this is one of the few active monasteries in Armenia.

rare green khachkar


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