Tatev Monastery


James Blake Wiener
published on 08 November 2017
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This medieval monastery, which is accessible by the world's longest non-stop double-track cable car and is located in Armenia’s southeastern province of Syunik Province, was the locus of Armenian culture from the 13th-15th centuries CE. Once the site of the University of Tatev, the Tatev Monastery advanced the arts and sciences, as a repository of countless valuable manuscripts, works of art, and official documents and legal contracts. It appears likely that Tatev Monastery was founded as early as the 9th century CE.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 08). Tatev Monastery. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7569/tatev-monastery/

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