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Khoranashat monastery

Khoranashat Monastery is located north-east of Chinari village, Tavush Province of Armenia. It was founded in the first half of the 13th century. The complex consists of Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Virgin) and Surb Kiraki (Holy Sunday) churches, a chapels, monastic cells and two cemeteries. 

The main building of the complex, Surb Astvatsatsin Church, was constructed in 1211-1222. The main difference (compared to other churches) is a non-typical altar – rather wide, semicircular, and divided by 14 niches. 

The vestibule (1222-1240) is joining the church from the west. It`s a centric construction with four columns.

Copyright: Davit Mirzoyan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 18000x9000
Taken: 21/08/2013
Uploaded: 19/10/2013
Updated: 08/04/2015


Tags: monastery; church; chinari; tavush; armenian cross-stone; khachqar; 13-th century; gavit; narthex
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