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    Sanahin Monastery

    • Alaverdi, Armenia
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      The temple was built in the X century and consists of a cross-domed churches of St. Astvatsatsin and Amenaprkich - Cathedral Lori kingdom School Academy, the bell tower, the largest library in Armenia, the chapel of St. Gregory. Together, these buildings are unique architectural ensemble, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. In the tenth century was Sanain educational center in Armenia: the school was turned into the Academy Grygora Magistros Pahlavuni in which special attention was paid to humanities.
      The temple is located in the village of Sanahin over the city of Alaverdi on the mountain height of about 1000 meters above sea level. From the top of the mountain clearly visible church sister Sanahin - Haghpat. Many tourists go hiking in the mountains from one monastery to another.
      At different times, the monastery robbed Seljuks and Persians, much destroyed by an earthquake. Last year, for the restoration of the temple authorities have allocated 90 million drams or about 245 thousand. Dollars.

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