"Makenyats Vank"


"Makenyats Vank", Lake Sevan Region

"Makenyats Vank is a 9th-13th century Armenian monastery located 5 kilometers south of Lake Sevan in the village of Makenis in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The monastery was founded in 851 with the construction of the central S. Astvatsatsin Churc the son of Princess Mariam who was also the founder of Kotavank in Nerkin Getashen Armenia. Makenyats Vank served as a major cultural and educational center for the medieval province of Gegharkunik." "IntroMakenyats Vank is a 9th-13th century Armenian monastery located 5 kilometers south of Lake Se the son of Princess Mariam who was also the founder of Kotavank in Nerkin Getashen Armenia. Makenyats Vank served as a major cultural and educational center for the medieval province of Gegharkunik. ArchitectureThe main church of S. with a conical dome supported by a circular tholobate below. Four windows pierce the walls of the tholobate letting some light into the church interior. A large horse carved in bas-relief adorns the interior basalt lintel of the main portal to the church. A single cupola rests over the southwest entry. Numerous khachkar especially around the western end with both medieval and contemporary graves. Along the outer wall along the gorge to the southwest corner there is a medieval sanitary facility. Sources: Wikipedia" 0 0 Monastery monastery "Makenyats Vank served as a major cultural and educational center for the medieval province of Gegharkunik." 09-17 18073133 1807281335 sightseeing 0 1 1



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