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Tatev Monastery, Armenia

Tatev Monastery, Armenia
Photo (cc) Simon.
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The 9th-century monastery standing on the edge of a deep gorge of the Vorotan River is on my travel bucket list because it's really old, beautiful, and has an interesting history. It survived earthquakes and invasions. In the 14th and 15th centuries it hosted one of the most important Armenian medieval universities, the University of Tatev.

A view from the Tatev Monastery, Armenia
A view from the monastery. Photo (cc) Simon.
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Photo (cc) Simon.
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Funeral chapel of St. Gregory, Tatev Monastery, Armenia
Funeral chapel of St. Gregory. Photo (cc) Oleg Kurtsev.
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Chapel of St. Pogos and Petros, Tatev Monastery, Armenia
Chapel of St. Pogos and Petros. Photo (cc) Oleg Kurtsev.
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