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History of city Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin) in photos

A small historical reference

Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin) - a town in the Armavir region of Armenia, located in the Ararat plain in the central part of the republics, near the border with Turkey, 30 km west of the capital - the city of Yerevan. Date of establishment - II century BC. Earlier names - Vardkesavan (up to 114 years), Vagharshapat (until 1945), Echmiadzin (until 1992). The city was the main spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the residence of the Catholicos of All Armenians.

Attractions - Cathedral (303 years), theological schools, churches Hripsime (618 years), domed basilica Gayane (630 years, restored in 1652 years), the church Shokagat (1694) years.

Vagharshapat. Church Ripsime
Church Ripsime
Vagharshapat. Monastery
Monastery
Vagharshapat. The nuns in the monastery
The nuns in the monastery
Vagharshapat. City monuments
City monuments
Vagharshapat. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Vagharshapat. Workers of typography
Workers of typography
Vagharshapat. City streets
City streets
Vagharshapat. City streets
City streets
Vagharshapat. City streets
City streets
Vagharshapat. City buildings
City buildings

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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