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Khor Virap, Mt Ararat trying to peak out of clouds  
   

Khor Virap, Mt Ararat trying to peak out of clouds

Self driving tour of Armenia - Noravank and Tatev

June 23rd 2018
Picked up our Lada Niva for a 6day tour around Armenia. First stop was Geghard monastery, not so far out of Yerevan (UNESCO world heritage site, Medieval monastery). This is a big complex founded by Gregory the Illuminator (3rd Century founder of Christianity in Armenia and patron Saint of Armenia). There are some lovely carvings in the stone, both inside and outside. We were fortunate to catch ... read more
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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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