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Marmashen Monastery

Marmashen Monastery

The 10th century Marmashen Monastery is located 10 km northwest of the city of Gyumri, in the valley of the Akhuryan River, far from the settlements, in the midst of nature in the Shirak Province of Armenia. The monastery is considered one of the most...

Medieval Jewish Cemetery In Yeghegis

Jewish cemetery in Yeghegis

It will seem surprising to you, but in the gorges of the Yeghegis Mountains there is a medieval Jewish cemetery. About 70 tombstones have been preserved in this cemetery, some of which have inscriptions in Hebrew or Aramaic. The tombstones have been crafted in a...

“Vana Katu” – The Armenian Heritage of Lake Van

Van Cats

Van cats are an endemic breed of cats that formed independently on the territory of Lake Van, located in the Armenian Highlands (now the territory of Turkey). The Van cat is not a result of selection, it is naturally occurring breed of domestic cat that...

Cave-Fortress Complex “Zarni-Parni”

Cave-Fortress Complex “Zarni-Parni”

The “Zarni-Parni” is a 10th-13th centuries old cave-fortress complex, located in the Lori Province of Armenia. It is situated in a forest canyon with a magnificent view of the Kayan Fortress, near the village of Haghpat, famous for its monastery of the same name. ...

“Mendz Er” Cave

“Mendz Er” cave-museum & restaurant

The "Mendz Er” cave is located on the road leading to the Sanahin, one of the most beautiful Alaverdi neighborhoods in the Lori Province of Armenia. The formerly inhabited cave, which later served as a hiding place for the herd of goats, is now the...

The Melik Tangi Bridge

Melik Tangi Bridge

The historic Melik Tangi Bridge, built in 1855, is located 20 km east of the city of Sisian, in the Syunik Province of Armenia, under the ruins of the once mighty Vorotnaberd Fortress. It is not so much the engineering solution and implementation that impresses,...