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Khachkar Used as Pillar at Zorats Church

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 05 April 2018
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Zorats Church is a church built on a hill overlooking the Yeghegis River in present-day Armenia. The church was built in the early 14th century CE and dedicated by Bishop Stepanos Tarsayitch who was a grandson of an Orbelian prince. Armenia was at this time a contested territory between various Turkish tribes. Surrounding the Zorats Church are a number of exquisitely carved khachkars dating to the 10th-13th centuries CE and tombstones dating from the 15-17th centuries 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 Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, April 05). Khachkar Used as Pillar at Zorats Church. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8536/khachkar-used-as-pillar-at-zorats-church/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Khachkar Used as Pillar at Zorats Church." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 05, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8536/khachkar-used-as-pillar-at-zorats-church/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Khachkar Used as Pillar at Zorats Church." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Apr 2018. Web. 20 Apr 2021.

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