Friday, June 23, 2017

Geghard monastery | Armenia

Unesco whs Armenia
Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain and surrounded by cliffs. The origins of the complex date back to the 4th century. The main chapel was built in 1215.

The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage site, inscribed under the name Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley.

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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