Architettura Armena









ARATESVANK' / Xllth-Xlllth centuries
The monastery is located near the village of Aysasi in the district of Ełegnadzor. It is composed of a group of churches oriented towards the east which are adjacent and closely linked within a rectangular perimeter in front of which rises the gavit of the main church. The roof of the gavit, which has partially collapsed, rested on a singular structure which is still intact. This was composed of two parallel arches oriented in an east-west direction and a third oriented to the north-south which appears to intersect the first two but actually breaks off at the top creating a square source of light topped by a smaller octagonal lantern.