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Kirants-Samson Gorge

Kirants-Samson Gorge

The area consists of hilly slopes covered with broad-leaf forests interspersed with open glades of…

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St. Mesrop Mashtots Church

St. Mesrop Mashtots Church

Mesrop Mashtots; multi-talented and noble scholar(in the spirit of Military-Monastic Order) Christian preacher and missionary,…

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State Museum of Armenian History

State Museum of Armenian History

State Museum of Armenian History The History Museum of Armenia is a museum with departments…

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Ski Paradise in Armenia

Ski Paradise in Armenia

8 Days from 580 EUR

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Jeeping to UNESCO Sites

Jeeping to UNESCO Sites

7 Days from 631 EUR

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Daily Tours and Excursions

Daily Tours and Excursions

Regular Tours to Different Directions

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Noratus Cemetry

Noratus cemetery is a medieval cemetery with a large number of early khachkars located in the village of Noratus, Gegharkunik marz near Gavar and Lake Sevan, 90 km north of Yerevan. The cemetery has the largest cluster of khachkars in the Republic of Armenia. It is currently the largest surviving cemetery with khachkars following the destruction of the khachkars in Old Julfa, Nakhichevan by the government of Azerbaijan. The oldest khachkars in the cemetery date back to the late 10th century. During the revival of the khachkar tradition in the 16-17th centuries many khachkars were built under the yoke of the Safavid Empire when oriental influences seeped into Armenian art. Three master carvers from this period carved khachkars in Noraduz, the most notable of whom was Kiram Kazmogh (1551-1610), his contemporaries were Arakel and Meliset. The cemetery is spread over a seven hectare field containing almost a thousand khachkars each of them depicting unique ornamentation.

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