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The Monastery at Harich  
   

The Monastery at Harich

Standing on the other side of the ravine-- though soaked-- I was safe to take out my camera and snag a picture of the monastery. Some aspects of later European gothic architecture are recognizable in the 7th century building.
Armenia Week 2

July 20th 2010
After a busy , but fantastic week, I'm squeezing in a few minutes to write this blog entry before dinner, data processing, email checking, and last, but certainly not least, bed. I'm also not holding up to my promise to write once a week -- but I hope to post twice this week to make up for it. (One final caveat: I didn't get around to posting this on Sunday (7/18) when I wrote it, and I'm finall ... read more
Asia » Armenia » West » Mount Aragats

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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