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Country : Armenia

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Photos marked as were added from 23 September 2019.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Armenia
Zvartnots
 Pots in the palace ruins.
2011
Armenia
Zvartnots
 Mount Ararat from the ruins.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 Echmiadzin is a huge complex and is the centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 The entrance to Echmiadzin commemorates the visit of the Pope.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 The complex contains khatchkhars (carved headstones) from around the country.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 The seminary.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 Three khatchkhars.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The Mayr Tachar (Mother Cathedral) of Armenia is the most important in the country.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 One of the doorways of the building.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The three tiered bell tower is ornately carved.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Detail of a stone carved window.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Murals at the entrance.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The interior of Mayr Tacher.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The altar.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Lighting a candle.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The Treasury contains religious treasures from around Armenia.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Silver bound Bible in the Treasury.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Silver and gold communion goblet.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Part of a belt with pearls.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Metal engraving of a church on a silver baptisimal font.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Crucifix set on wood that is a piece of Noah's Ark.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Priestly robe showing Noah's Ark.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Detail of Noah and his wife from a silk robe.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Veteran of the Siege of Stalingrad visiting the cathedral's Treasury.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Incense burner.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The lance that Christians believe pierced Christ.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The cathedral was completed in 303.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 4th century arch leading to the Palace of the Catholicos, the leader of the Armenian Church.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 The gardens and the clocktower.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 Group of men in the extensive gardens.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 Monument to the 1915 Genocide.
2011
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 A Scarce Swallowtail feeding on a flower.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The Monastery of Khor Virap with Mount Ararat across the border in Turkey.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The monastery is on a small hill a few kilometres from the border with Turkey.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The walls and monastery entrance.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Monastery buildings with the mountains.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Entrance to a chapel containing a well where St Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 12 years.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Detail of the carved exterior wall of the chapel.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Inside the chapel.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The two peaks of Mount Ararat, both extinct volcanoes.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 5165m high Mount Ararat is the landing site of Noah's Ark according to Christian tradition.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Lesser Ararat, 3896m lies close to the borders of Armenia, Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 View of the walls of the complex.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The main church in the walled complex.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The interior of the church.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The Baptism of Christ.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 View of Lesser Ararat from the church entrance.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Bastion looking towards Turkey.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Stone tombs.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Cemetary at the foot of Khor Virap.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Farmland overlooked by misty hils.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Mountain scenery near Khor Virap.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Mountain views over fields.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The closed border with Turkey is a few kilometres from the monastery.
2011
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Birds over the 3896m peak of Lesser Ararat.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 Garni Temple dates from the 1st century.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 Greek style decoration.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 The temple is dedicated to Helios, the Sun god.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 Singers inside the temple.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 Priest visiting the temple.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 The temple with misty scenery.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 Garni Temple is surrounded by a gorge on three sides.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 The gorge and river at Garni.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 Settlement above the gorge.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 The steep gorge at Garni.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 Sheer cliff face.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 School children on a visit to the temple.
2011
Armenia
Garni
 Young girl.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Geghard Monastery is set against a steep canyon.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 The entrance to the monastery complex.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Astvatsatsin Church
 Surp Astvatsatsin Church dates from 1215.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 Carving above the entrance to the church.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The vestible of the church has nine columns.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Astvatsatsin Church
 Pilgrims lighting candles.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 Woman lighting a candle.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The altar of the church.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Astvatsatsin Church
 The first of two rock hewn chapels reached from within the church. This one dates from 1240.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The first rock hewn chapel has a sacred pool.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Astvatsatsin Church
 The second rock hewn chapel has superb carvings and was constructed in 1263.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The crucifix in the second rock hewn chapel.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 Two chained lions and an eagle above the tomb of the builder of the second rock hewn chapel.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The belltower.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The church is set against a rocky cliff.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 Carved entrance and door.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 A lion attacking a bull.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Steep cliffs above the monastery.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 The entrances to rock hewn chapels.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 A church carved out of the solid rock reached by a 10m tunnel.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 The end of the canyon at the monastery.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Monks' quarters.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Autumn colours.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Khatchkhars on a cliff.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Craggy rocks overlooking the monastery.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 People tie cloth on trees and make a wish.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Entrance to a cave used by monks.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 The dramatic location of the monastery.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 The landscape above the monastery.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Woman selling sujouk.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Sweet bread is a speciality of the region.
2011
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 The Azat River runs through a gorge dotted with monastic caves.
2011

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