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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Lace work is a very typical folk craft in Armenia.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Detail of lacework table cover.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Lace dress collar.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Detail from a lace doily.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Metal plate engraved with Armenian church.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Decanter and cups for cognac.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Elaborately decorated metal tray.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Traditional costume.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Horse blanket.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Carpet weaving machine.
Armenia
Yerevan
Genocide Museum
 Memorial to the 1.5 million Armenians killed in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 during the creation of the modern Turkish state.
Armenia
Yerevan
Genocide Museum
 Eternal flame to the victims of what has been called the 20th century's first holocaust.
Armenia
Yerevan
Genocide Museum
 A map showing regions in modern Turkey where massacres and expulsions of Armenians ocurred.
Armenia
Yerevan
Genocide Museum
 Photograph of a woman and her two children, three of the many who starved while being forced marched through the Syrian desert.
Armenia
Yerevan
Genocide Museum
 A chart by region showing the effects of the genocide.
Armenia
Yerevan
Genocide Museum
 Widows and orphans.
Armenia
Yerevan
Genocide Museum
 One of many eye-witness accounts of the events of 1915.
Armenia
Yerevan
Genocide Museum
 The book by Aurora Mardiganian, a survivor of the genocide whose story was made into a silent movie.
Armenia
Yerevan
Genocide Museum
 Cartoon about the genocide.
Armenia
Yerevan
Genocide Museum
 USA newspaper with an article on masscares of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.
Armenia
Yerevan
Erebuni Fortress
 The walls of Erebuni Fortress, the earliest settlement in Yerevan, founded as an Urartu outpost.
Armenia
Yerevan
Erebuni Fortress
 Temple complex in the fortress.
Armenia
Yerevan
Erebuni Fortress
 Urartu figure painted on the temple wall.
Armenia
Yerevan
Erebuni Fortress
 Wheel shaped mural in the temple.
Armenia
Yerevan
Erebuni Fortress
 One of the palace rooms.
Armenia
Yerevan
Erebuni Fortress
 Door with metal image of the king, Argishti I.
Armenia
Yerevan
Erebuni Fortress
 Helmet with zig zag pattern representing the god of war.
Armenia
Yerevan
Erebuni Fortress
 Cuniform inscription dating from 782 BC from the Urartu king, Argishti I.
Armenia
Yerevan
Erebuni Fortress
 Pottery from Erebuni.
Armenia
Yerevan
Arum Khachaturian Museum
 Woven portrait of Arum Khachaturian, Armenia's most famous composer.
Armenia
Yerevan
Arum Khachaturian Museum
 Collection of recordings in the former home of Arum Khachaturian.
Armenia
Yerevan
Arum Khachaturian Museum
 The composer's conducting suit. Posters for performances.
Armenia
Yerevan
Arum Khachaturian Museum
 Music score.
Armenia
Zvartnots
 Zvartnots Cathedral was built in 661 and destroyed by an earthquake in 930.
Armenia
Zvartnots
 The Syrian style cathedral is circular.
Armenia
Zvartnots
 Detail of a column.
Armenia
Zvartnots
 The Throne Room of the palace attached to the cathedral.
Armenia
Zvartnots
 Pots in the palace ruins.
Armenia
Zvartnots
 Mount Ararat from the ruins.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 The complex contains khatchkhars (carved headstones) from around the country.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 Three khatchkhars.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 One of the doorways of the building.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Detail of a stone carved window.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The interior of Mayr Tacher.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The altar.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The Treasury contains religious treasures from around Armenia.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Silver bound Bible in the Treasury.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Silver and gold communion goblet.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Part of a belt with pearls.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Metal engraving of a church on a silver baptisimal font.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Crucifix set on wood that is a piece of Noah's Ark.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Priestly robe showing Noah's Ark.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Detail of Noah and his wife from a silk robe.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 Incense burner.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The lance that Christians believe pierced Christ.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
Mayr Tachar
 The cathedral was completed in 303.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 4th century arch leading to the Palace of the Catholicos, the leader of the Armenian Church.
Armenia
Echmiadzin
 Monument to the 1915 Genocide.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The Monastery of Khor Virap with Mount Ararat across the border in Turkey.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The monastery is on a small hill a few kilometres from the border with Turkey.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The walls and monastery entrance.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Monastery buildings with the mountains.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Entrance to a chapel containing a well where St Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 12 years.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Detail of the carved exterior wall of the chapel.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Inside the chapel.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 View of the walls of the complex.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The interior of the church.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 The Baptism of Christ.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Bastion looking towards Turkey.
Armenia
Khor Virap
 Stone tombs.
Armenia
Garni
 Garni Temple dates from the 1st century.
Armenia
Garni
 Greek style decoration.
Armenia
Garni
 The temple is dedicated to Helios, the Sun god.
Armenia
Garni
 The temple with misty scenery.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Geghard Monastery is set against a steep canyon.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 The entrance to the monastery complex.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Astvatsatsin Church
 Surp Astvatsatsin Church dates from 1215.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 Carving above the entrance to the church.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The vestible of the church has nine columns.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The altar of the church.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Astvatsatsin Church
 The first of two rock hewn chapels reached from within the church. This one dates from 1240.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The first rock hewn chapel has a sacred pool.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Astvatsatsin Church
 The second rock hewn chapel has superb carvings and was constructed in 1263.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The crucifix in the second rock hewn chapel.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 Two chained lions and an eagle above the tomb of the builder of the second rock hewn chapel.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The belltower.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 The church is set against a rocky cliff.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 Carved entrance and door.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
Surp Asvatsatsin Church
 A lion attacking a bull.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 The entrances to rock hewn chapels.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 A church carved out of the solid rock reached by a 10m tunnel.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Monks' quarters.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Khatchkhars on a cliff.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 People tie cloth on trees and make a wish.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 Entrance to a cave used by monks.
Armenia
Geghard Monastery
 The dramatic location of the monastery.
Armenia
Lake Sevan
 Three khatchkhars (Armenian carved crosses on stone).
Armenia
Lake Sevan
Sevanavank
 Sevanavank is a monastery dating from 874.
Armenia
Lake Sevan
Sevanavank
 The interior of Astvatsatsin Church.
Armenia
Lake Sevan
Sevanavank
 The courtyard of the Astvatsatsin Church contains many katchkhars.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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