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Tatev Monastery

Tatev Monastery

Tatev Monastery is located in southern Armenia in Syunik Region. The Monastic complex was founded…

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Oshakan Village

Oshakan Village

Oshakan is well known among pilgrims of the Armenian Apostolic Church.  However, it is most…

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Areni Village

Areni Village

In January 2011 archaeologists announced the discovery of the earliest known winery, the Areni-1 winery,…

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Bird Watching in Armenia

Bird Watching in Armenia

8 Days  from 414 EUR

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Armenia & Georgia

Armenia & Georgia

10 days from 826 EUR

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Tegher Monastery Complex

The 13th century monastery is located in the same name village in the Region of Aragatsotn. It was built for Princess Khatun (also known as Mamakhatun), the wife of Prince Vache Vachutian who had purchased the district of Aragatzotn from the Zakarian brothers. The architect Vardapet Aghbayrik designed Tegher and the monasteries of Saghmosavank and Hovhannavank during the 13th century. The monastery survived intact during a time when Mongol invasions plagued the lands.

Not far from the monastery you will find the ruins of the 9th century Tegher village (Old Tegher) where still a few foundations may be seen alongside with Tukh Manuk funerary chapel of the 5th century.

 

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