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Echmiadzin Cathedral  
   

Echmiadzin Cathedral

No pictures from the inside, but this one shows one tower of the church from the outside. It's in great shape for being built in the 7th century...
Week 4: Illuminators and an Online Toast

August 7th 2010
Well into Week 5, I'm finally getting around to writing about Week 4-- life on Project ArAGATS is growing hectic because we have less than a week left in the field, and so much left to do-- not to mention final trench reports to write, artifacts to catalog, C14, and dendrochronology samples and ceramics to pack so they can be shipped back stateside for analysis... but all is good-- for archaeologi ... 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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