Monday, November 7, 2016

Echmiatsin Cathedral | Armenia

Unesco Armenia

Echmiatsin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city of Vagharshapat, Armenia. The city was officially known as Echmiatsin between 1945 and 1995 and is the fourth-largest city in Armenia.

The cathedral is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed as “Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots”.

Khachkar of Mastara. Part of a set two stamps (2014), dedicated to Armenian cross-stones art. Khachkars are outdoor steles carved from stone by craftspeople in Armenia and communities in the Armenian diaspora. 


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