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Old Jun 12, 2006, 6:22 AM   #1
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The monuments of Noravank are situated on a ledge of a deep winding gorge of a tributary of the Arpa river near the village of Amagu, Yeghegnadzor District. Noravank ensemble stands amidst the bizarre-shaped precipitous red cliffs. Built in place of an ancient cloister, it grew in the reign of Princes Orbelian of Syunik. In the 13th-14th centuries the monastery became a residence of Syunik's bishops and, consequently. a major religious and, later, cultural center of Armenia closely connected with many of the local seats of learning, primarily with Gladzor's famed university and library.


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Wonderful old buildings, beautifully captured. And the history you gave us made it better.

More would certainly be welcomed. Thank you.
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These are truly incredible pictures. It amazes me that people so long ago could build these beautiful and enduring structures in remote locations like this. I don't think very many buildings of today will be standing 700 years from now, much less be in use like these seem to be. Wow.
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