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Armenia Tourist Attractions
 Hovhannavank
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Hovhannavank
The Hovhannavank Monastery is situated in the village of the same name in the Aragatsotn Marz.

The foundation of the monastery dates back to the 5th century, however later on it was reconstructed several times. The main church was built later, during 1212-1221 by Vache Vachutian, while the adjacent chapel was built by his son Kurd Vachutian. The bas-relief over the entrance to the main church is of great interest: it pictures Christ and "wise and unwise virgins".

 

 


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