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Deghdznut Monastery (12-13cc.) is located in Tavush District of Armenia, 9 km south-east from Acharkut village (nearby Kirants village). It was founded by Archimandrite (Superior) Arakel who came from the Cilician city of Tarson. The fragments of his gravestone (1292) are kept in the vestibule of the monastery.
Deghdznut is an impressive example of medieval Armenian architecture. The monastic complex surrounded by a cemetery and ruins of medieval village consists of two churches and a vestibule (narthex).
The main church of the monastery built of dark pink tuffa stone is a rectangular in plan domed hall. The church is made of shaved, dark pink tuff and has «vaulted hall» composition. The walls have rich ornamentation from the outside (with arch-like raw-sequence).
The second church of the monastery is situated 20 meters north-east from the main one. It`s a plain unpretentious building. It was reconstructed several times.
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