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Garni Temple The Armenian pagan Temple of Garni, probably built 1st century AD, is the only "Greco-Roman colonnaded building" in Armenia and the entire former Soviet Union.[41]

Garni Temple The Armenian pagan Temple of Garni, probably built century AD, is the only "Greco-Roman colonnaded building" in Armenia and the entire former Soviet

Sanahin Monastery, a 10th century old monastery in northern Armenia

Sanahin Monastery, a century old monastery in northern Armenia--- beautiful place to see and maybe take some photos!

Garni is a temple complex in Kotayk, Armenia.  The temple pictured was constructed either in the late 1st century AD or in the 2nd.  It was most likely built by Tiridates I of Armenia and dedicated to the god Mihr.  Its construction indicates that Armenia was declaring itself as a Roman province.  In the foreground are khachtars, medieval memorial stelae characteristic of Christian art found in Armenia.  by SaroGPS

Pagan Garni and christian Armenian khachkar : Cross stone. A khachkar or khachkar is a carved, cross-bearing, memorial stele covered with rosettes and other botanical motifs. Characteristic of Medieval Christian Armenian art found in Armenia.

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Arartian (Urartian) fresco, from the 8th century BC Erebuni fortress, Yerevan Armenia. An eternity wheel in the middle guarded by two lions, one of the insignia’s of the kings of Armenia, possibly Argishti I, the founder of the Erebuni fortress.

Arartian (Urartian) fresco, from the century BC Erebuni fortress, Armenia. An eternity wheel in the middle guarded by two lions.

Urartian Bronze Belt, Circa 8th-7th Century BC Urartu was also known as the biblical Kingdom of Ararat or Kingdom of Van. It was an Iron Age kingdom centered around Lake Van in the Armenian Highlands. The kingdom rose to power in the mid-9th century BC, but was conquered by the Medes in the early 6th century BC. Urartian belts, which are splendid specimens of their art, have been found in graves in Soviet Armenia and in the province of Kars.

Urartian Bronze Belt, Circa Century BC Urartu was also known as the…

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