Amberd


Amberd, Central Armenia

"Amberd is a 7th-century fortress located 2300m above sea level on the slopes of Mount Aragats at the confluence of the Arkashen and Amberd rivers in the province of Aragatsotn Armenia. The name translates to ""fortress in the clouds"" in Armenian. It is also the name incorrectly attributed to Vahramashen Church the 11th-century Armenian church near the castle. The village of Byurakan is located 6.4km from the site of Amberd." "Intro Amberd is a 7th-century fortress located 2300m above sea level on the slopes of Mount Aragats at the confluence of the Arkashen and Amberd rivers in the province of Aragatsotn Armenia. The name translates to ""fortress in the clouds"" in Armenian. It is also the name incorrectly attributed to Vahramashen Church the 11th-century Armenian church near the castle. The village of Byurakan is located 6.4km from the site of Amberd. HistoryThe site started as a Stone a fortress had been built that is now obsolete. Some sources say that Amberd used to be a summer residence for kings. The castle of Amberd and some sections of walls were constructed in the 7th century as a possession of the noble House of Kamsarakan.



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