Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Armenia



I received the lovely view from Armenia a few days ago from Julian who spent his vacation there - my very first Armenian card :) The postcard shows the monastery of Geghard located in the Kotayk province. It's a unique architectural complex, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It was added to the UNESCO WHS list in 2000.
While the main chapel was built in 1215, the monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave. A gorgeous place indeed. Thank you, Julian!


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