Vahramashen Church in Armenia

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James Blake Wiener
published on 19 February 2018

The Vahramashen Church, which is located near the Amberd Fortress in what is present-day Armenia, dates from 1026 CE. This church was originally built for Prince Vahram Pahlavuni whose family clashed with the royal Bagratuni dynasty for power in medieval Armenia. The Vahramashen Church is a cruciform type church, containing four two-story chambers in the corners. Like so many Armenian churches, a conical umbrella type dome was used in its construction.

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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. (2018, February 19). Vahramashen Church in Armenia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James Blake. "Vahramashen Church in Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2018.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Vahramashen Church in Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2018. Web. 01 Apr 2023.