Aruchavank


Aruchavank, Central Armenia

"Aruchavank or the Cathedral of Aruch is situated on a rocky plateau at the western foot of Mount Aragats in the village of Aruch in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. According to wall inscriptions on the east wall and manuscripts written by historians Hovhannes Draskhanakerttsi and Stepanos Asoghik the church and adjoining building for residence (the palace) were commissioned by Prince Grigor Mamikonian and his wife Heghine/Heline between 661-682 AD. Architecturally it is one of the most important Armenian churches of the Middle Ages and also one o "IntroAruchavank or the Cathedral of Aruch is situated on a rocky plateau at the western foot of Mount Aragats in the village of Aruch Hovhannes Draskhanakerttsi and Stepanos Asoghik the church and adjoining building for residence (the palace) were commissioned by Prince Grigor Mamikonian and his wife Heghine/Heline between 661-682 AD. Architecturally it is one of the most important Armenian churches of the Middle Ages and also one o Haroutyunyan and Manutcheryan it is believed that there is confusion with the emperor Constans II (641-668).The church was restored during 1946-1948 except for the drum and cupola. The church had been extensively damaged by earthquakes and possibly by its use as a fortress in the 16th and 17th centuries (Oramanian 1948). ArchitectureAruchavank is a domed hall single-nave basilica type structure. Its drum and drum have since collapsed prior to restoration efforts 0 0 "Archaeological site" "archaeological site" "Aruchavank or the Cathedral of Aruch is situated on a rocky plateau at the western foot of Mount Aragats in the village of Aruch in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia." 09-17 18098112 1809581122 sightseeing 0 1 1 1



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