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Armenian Countryside

August 25th 2012
During my stay in Armenia, I visited several monasteries and churches. These included the only surviving Pagan temple, Garni, which goes back to antiquity, along with the monastery Geghard (in which a choir was singing when I visited - what a treat!), the Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral (which is the center of the Apostolic Church of Armenia), the smaller churches of Hripsime and Gayane, the larger ch ... read more
Asia » Armenia » West » Echmiadzin

Armenian Flag Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Otto... ... read more
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