St. Astvatsatsin Church at Khor Virap Monastery

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 15 March 2018

Khor Virap is an ancient Armenian monastery located near the border with Turkey some 8 km (5 mi) from the town of Artashat, Armenia. Legend has it that St. Gregory the Illuminator (c. 257-c. 331 CE) was imprisoned here for 14 years by Tiridates III of Armenia (r. 287-330 CE). The St. Astvatsatsin Church was built in the 17th century CE, and its design is typical for Armenian churches of that era.

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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, March 15). St. Astvatsatsin Church at Khor Virap Monastery. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8349/st-astvatsatsin-church-at-khor-virap-monastery/

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Wiener, James Blake. "St. Astvatsatsin Church at Khor Virap Monastery." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Mar 2018. Web. 28 Sep 2022.

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