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Julfa Cemetery

Julfa Cemetery

The Armenian cemetery in Julfa was a cemetery near the town of Julfa, in the…

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Sardarapat

Sardarapat

The Memorial is a memorial complex to the Battle of Sardarapat located in the village…

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Martiros Saryan House-Museum

Martiros Saryan House-Museum

House-Museum of the great artist of the XX century-Martiros Sarian (1880-1972) was built in Yerevan…

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Tours

A glance of Persia Tour (8 Days)

A glance of Persia Tour (8 Days)

8 Days, 7 Nights Upon Request

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Fascinating Mountains

Fascinating Mountains

7 Days from 561 EUR

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Daily Tours and Excursions

Daily Tours and Excursions

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Oshakan Village

 

Population: 5,822

Region: Aragatsotn

The village Oshakan is situated 8 kilometers southwest from Ashtarak administrative center in Aragatsotn Region. Oshakan is well known among pilgrims of the Armenian Apostolic Church.  However, it is most popular as the place where Mesrop Mashtots was burried, the creator of the Armenian alphabet (442year) is buried. Later in 1875, a church was built on the tomb of MesropMashtots that is well-known for its wall-painting by one of the Armenian talented artists H. Minasyan.

Excavations have been carried out nearby the Oshakan village, due to which a 7-5th century BC fortress was found together with five palace complexes. Not far in a valley of Mankanots, there is a 7th century Sion church with an unusual plinth (6-7th c.) that is believed to indicate the tomb of the Byzantine emperor Mauricius or his mother. A number of saints are buried in the vicinities including with several rich Iron Age tomb fields.

 

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