Architettura Armena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASHTARAK - KARMRAVOR / VIIth century
This church is located on the edge of the village of Ashtarak in the center of a vast cemetery in which tali Khach'k'ars rise above more modest tombs of many colored stones. Named Karm­ravor («Red») this church follows the charac­teristic cruciform pian of martyria. The roof is of the archaic «helmet» shape covered with tile rather than the usual pyramid. The walls are decorated with inscriptions and carved crosses.

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