Places near Agstafa

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Makaravank Makaravank, main church (r) and gavit (l)

Makaravank is a 10th to 13th century church complex near the Achajur village of Tavush Province, Armenia, located on the slope of Paitatap Mountain.

Though the monastery is no longer used for services, the complex is well preserved. There are 4 churches, a gavit (narthex) that serves the two largest of the churches, and other buildings which served secondary roles. At one time there used to be vast settlements around Makaravank, the presence of which was of great importance for the growth of the monastery.

The oldest church of the group was built during the 10th and 11th centuries. The materials used in its construction were mostly large pieces of roughly hewn red tufa (a common Armenian building material). One of the churches, named Surb Astvatsatsin church, was built in 1198 in white stone, on the eastern side of the complex. Surb Astvatsatsin is attributed to Yovhannes. The main church was built in 1205, using pink andesite, with a red andesite gavit.

The main church is a domed hall. The diameter of the high dome is quite large, and the under-dome space predominates in the structures interior. The entrance portals are rectangular, with a semi-circular inner niche. The tympanum and the spandrel are composed of stones of various shapes and colors. The dome drum is skirted by a graceful twenty-arch arcature on twin half-columns.

The arches are made as an ornamental band; the same band passes between the arches and the cornice. The arcature is harmoniously proportionate to the dome and to the overall volume of the church.

The facade of the gavit, which was built with a donation from Prince Vache Vachutian in 1224, bears sculptures of a sphinx and a lion attacking a bull. Inside the gavit, one reaches the earliest church, of the 10th or 11th century.

(source: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaravank" rel="nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaravank</a>)

Aghstafa

Seat Of A First-order Administrative Division

Aghstafa, also known as Ağstafa, is a small town located in the Aghstafa District of Azerbaijan. Situated in the northwestern part of the country, it lies near the border with Georgia. Aghstafa is approximately 320 kilometers northwest of Baku,...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 26th June 2014


საქართველო (Georgia)

Aghstafa Rayon

First-order Administrative Division

Aghstafa Rayon is a district in the north-western part of Azerbaijan. It is located in the Aghstafa region, bordering Georgia to the north and Armenia to the west. The district covers an area of approximately 1,000 square kilometers and has a...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Tuesday 30th August 2011


Makaravank Makaravank, main church (r) and gavit (l)

Makaravank is a 10th to 13th century church complex near the Achajur village of Tavush Province, Armenia, located on the slope of Paitatap Mountain.

Though the monastery is no longer used for services, the complex is well preserved. There are 4 churches, a gavit (narthex) that serves the two largest of the churches, and other buildings which served secondary roles. At one time there used to be vast settlements around Makaravank, the presence of which was of great importance for the growth of the monastery.

The oldest church of the group was built during the 10th and 11th centuries. The materials used in its construction were mostly large pieces of roughly hewn red tufa (a common Armenian building material). One of the churches, named Surb Astvatsatsin church, was built in 1198 in white stone, on the eastern side of the complex. Surb Astvatsatsin is attributed to Yovhannes. The main church was built in 1205, using pink andesite, with a red andesite gavit.

The main church is a domed hall. The diameter of the high dome is quite large, and the under-dome space predominates in the structures interior. The entrance portals are rectangular, with a semi-circular inner niche. The tympanum and the spandrel are composed of stones of various shapes and colors. The dome drum is skirted by a graceful twenty-arch arcature on twin half-columns.

The arches are made as an ornamental band; the same band passes between the arches and the cornice. The arcature is harmoniously proportionate to the dome and to the overall volume of the church.

The facade of the gavit, which was built with a donation from Prince Vache Vachutian in 1224, bears sculptures of a sphinx and a lion attacking a bull. Inside the gavit, one reaches the earliest church, of the 10th or 11th century.

(source: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaravank" rel="nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaravank</a>)

Ağstafa Stansiyası

Railroad Station

Agstafa Stansiyasi is a railway station located in the town of Ağstafa, Azerbaijan. Ağstafa is a small town situated in the northwestern part of Azerbaijan, close to the border with Georgia. The town serves as an important transportation hub,...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


Mission en Arménie - 9 octobre 2018

Ağstafa Su Anbarı

Reservoir

Agstafa Su Anbari is a reservoir located in the Qazax region of Azerbaijan. It was built in 1986 on the Agstafa River, which flows into the Kura River. The main purpose of the reservoir is to provide irrigation water for agricultural lands in...

Qazax

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


Հախում գետի կամուրջ Իծաքար գիւղի մօտակայքում։

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Bridge over the Hakhum river, near Itsaqar, Berd, Armenia.
eos 6d, pentacon 50mm/f1.8 lenses.

Alekseyevka

Populated Place

Alekseyevka is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the northwestern part of the country, near the border with Georgia. Alekseyevka is positioned at a latitude of 41.1194° N and a longitude of...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Wednesday 3rd August 2016


საქართველო (Georgia)

Arğalı

Intermittent Stream

Argali is an intermittent stream located in the Ağstafa region of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the northwestern part of the country, near the border with Georgia. The stream originates from the slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains and flows...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


Mission en Arménie - 9 octobre 2018

Beyazatly

Populated Place

Beyazatly is a small populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. Situated in the western part of the country, Ağstafa is one of the 66 districts of Azerbaijan, and Beyazatly is a village within this district. The village is...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Wednesday 3rd August 2016


Approaching Tbilisi International Airport

Böyük Kəsik

Populated Place

Boyuk Kasik is a populated place located in Ağstafa District in northwestern Azerbaijan. It is situated near the border with Georgia, and has an elevation of 929 meters above sea level. As of 2010, the population of Boyuk Kasik was 4,577...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


Mission en Arménie - 9 octobre 2018

Dag Kesaman

Populated Place

Dag Kesaman is a populated place located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the northwestern part of the country, near the border with Georgia. The settlement is positioned at an elevation of approximately 450 meters (1,480...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


Makaravank Makaravank, main church (r) and gavit (l)

Makaravank is a 10th to 13th century church complex near the Achajur village of Tavush Province, Armenia, located on the slope of Paitatap Mountain.

Though the monastery is no longer used for services, the complex is well preserved. There are 4 churches, a gavit (narthex) that serves the two largest of the churches, and other buildings which served secondary roles. At one time there used to be vast settlements around Makaravank, the presence of which was of great importance for the growth of the monastery.

The oldest church of the group was built during the 10th and 11th centuries. The materials used in its construction were mostly large pieces of roughly hewn red tufa (a common Armenian building material). One of the churches, named Surb Astvatsatsin church, was built in 1198 in white stone, on the eastern side of the complex. Surb Astvatsatsin is attributed to Yovhannes. The main church was built in 1205, using pink andesite, with a red andesite gavit.

The main church is a domed hall. The diameter of the high dome is quite large, and the under-dome space predominates in the structures interior. The entrance portals are rectangular, with a semi-circular inner niche. The tympanum and the spandrel are composed of stones of various shapes and colors. The dome drum is skirted by a graceful twenty-arch arcature on twin half-columns.

The arches are made as an ornamental band; the same band passes between the arches and the cornice. The arcature is harmoniously proportionate to the dome and to the overall volume of the church.

The facade of the gavit, which was built with a donation from Prince Vache Vachutian in 1224, bears sculptures of a sphinx and a lion attacking a bull. Inside the gavit, one reaches the earliest church, of the 10th or 11th century.

(source: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaravank" rel="nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaravank</a>)

Dyuzkyshlak

Populated Place

Dyuzkyshlak is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. Situated in the western part of the country, near the border with Georgia, it is nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains. The village...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


Հախում գետի կամուրջ Իծաքար գիւղի մօտակայքում։

տեխնիկա՝ եօս6դ, պենտակոն 50մմ/ֆ1.8 ոսպնեակներ։

Bridge over the Hakhum river, near Itsaqar, Berd, Armenia.
eos 6d, pentacon 50mm/f1.8 lenses.

Eynallı

Populated Place

Eynalli is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan, situated in the northwestern part of the country. The village has a population of approximately 1,200 people, and is located near the border with Georgia. The village...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


Հախում գետի կամուրջ Իծաքար գիւղի մօտակայքում։

տեխնիկա՝ եօս6դ, պենտակոն 50մմ/ֆ1.8 ոսպնեակներ։

Bridge over the Hakhum river, near Itsaqar, Berd, Armenia.
eos 6d, pentacon 50mm/f1.8 lenses.

Gadzhally

Populated Place

Gadzhally is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. Situated in the northwestern part of the country, Gadzhally is positioned at a latitude of 41.1947° N and a longitude of 45.0394° E. It is located approximately 13...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


Mission en Arménie - 9 octobre 2018

Geydzhally

Populated Place

Geydzhally is a populated place located in the Ağstafa region of Azerbaijan. It is situated at an altitude of 250 meters above sea level and has a population of around 2,000 people. The village is located near the border with Georgia,...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


საქართველო (Georgia)

Gora Molladag

Mountain

Gora Molladag, located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan, is a captivating mountain that offers a magnificent landscape and rich biodiversity. Rising to an elevation of 1,136 meters (3,727 feet), it is a prominent geographical feature in the...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Friday 20th January 2012


#gvote20 Marneuli district (Azizkendi polling station, #14) Various voting stations

Gora Oglu-Tapa

Mountain

Gora Oglu-Tapa is a mountain located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. It has an elevation of 1,015 meters above sea level and is situated in the Lesser Caucasus mountain range. The mountain is characterized by its steep slopes which are...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


Mission en Arménie - 9 octobre 2018

Karagasanly

Populated Place

Karagasanly is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the western part of the country, near the border with Georgia. The town is nestled in a picturesque landscape, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


Հախում գետի կամուրջ Իծաքար գիւղի մօտակայքում։

տեխնիկա՝ եօս6դ, պենտակոն 50մմ/ֆ1.8 ոսպնեակներ։

Bridge over the Hakhum river, near Itsaqar, Berd, Armenia.
eos 6d, pentacon 50mm/f1.8 lenses.

Kechasker

Populated Place

Kechasker is a populated place located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. Situated in the western part of the country, it lies in close proximity to the border with Georgia. The village is positioned at a latitude of 41.1167° N and a...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


საქართველო (Georgia)

Kel-Khalfaly

Populated Place

Kel-Khalfaly is a small populated place located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. Situated in the northwestern part of the country, it lies in close proximity to the border with Georgia. The exact population of Kel-Khalfaly is not readily...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


Հախում գետի կամուրջ Իծաքար գիւղի մօտակայքում։

տեխնիկա՝ եօս6դ, պենտակոն 50մմ/ֆ1.8 ոսպնեակներ։

Bridge over the Hakhum river, near Itsaqar, Berd, Armenia.
eos 6d, pentacon 50mm/f1.8 lenses.

Kirovka

Populated Place

Kirovka is a small populated place located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. Situated in the northwestern part of the country, Ağstafa is a region known for its agricultural activities and is bordered by Georgia to the north and Armenia to...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


#gvote20 Marneuli district (Azizkendi polling station, #14) Various voting stations

Kochvelili

Populated Place

Kochvelili is a populated place located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. Situated in the northern part of the country, Ağstafa is a region known for its rich historical and cultural heritage. Kochvelili itself is a small settlement within...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


Mission en Arménie - 9 octobre 2018

Köhnəqışlaq

Populated Place

a city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work

Mission en Arménie - 9 octobre 2018

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


საქართველო (Georgia)

Kolayır

Populated Place

Kolayir is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the western part of the country, close to the border with Georgia. The exact coordinates of Kolayir are 41.1072° N latitude and 45.1464° E...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


საქართველო (Georgia)

Kukheti

Populated Place

Kukheti is a populated place located in the district of Ağstafa, Azerbaijan. It is situated at an elevation of 541 meters above sea level, and its coordinates are 41.1994°N and 45.3478°E. The village of Kukheti is home to around 1,000 people...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Tuesday 2nd February 1999


საქართველო (Georgia)

Kyrakh Kesaman

Populated Place

Kyrakh Kesaman is a populated place located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. Situated in the northwestern part of the country, it lies close to the border with Georgia. The settlement is situated on the banks of the Kesaman River, which...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Tuesday 17th January 2012


Հախում գետի կամուրջ Իծաքար գիւղի մօտակայքում։

տեխնիկա՝ եօս6դ, պենտակոն 50մմ/ֆ1.8 ոսպնեակներ։

Bridge over the Hakhum river, near Itsaqar, Berd, Armenia.
eos 6d, pentacon 50mm/f1.8 lenses.

Kyryly

Populated Place

Kyryly is a small populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the northwestern part of the country, near the border with Georgia. The village has a population of approximately 1,000 people and covers an area...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


Հախում գետի կամուրջ Իծաքար գիւղի մօտակայքում։

տեխնիկա՝ եօս6դ, պենտակոն 50մմ/ֆ1.8 ոսպնեակներ։

Bridge over the Hakhum river, near Itsaqar, Berd, Armenia.
eos 6d, pentacon 50mm/f1.8 lenses.

Marksovka

Populated Place

Marksovka is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. Situated in the northwestern part of the country, it lies close to the border with Georgia. The exact geographical coordinates of Marksovka are approximately 41.1167° N...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


Approaching Tbilisi International Airport

Muğanlı

Populated Place

Muganli is a populated place located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the western part of the country, near the border with Georgia. The settlement is located approximately 12 kilometers northeast of the district center,...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


David Gareji Monasteri, საქართველო (Georgia)

Orta Salahlı

Populated Place

Orta Salahli is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the western part of the country, near the border with Georgia. The village is a part of the broader Ağstafa Rayon, which is known for its...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 19th January 2012


საქართველო (Georgia)

Pirili

Populated Place

Pirili is a populated place located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. Situated in the western part of the country, the village is positioned near the border with Georgia. Pirili is a relatively small settlement, with a population of...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


Deeply dissected valley in an alluvial fan of the Tovus River, western Azerbaijan / アゼルバイジャン共和国西部、トヴス川扇状地の開析谷 July 25, 2012, photo by Yuichi S. Hayakawa

 小コーカサス山脈から北流(写真左から右)するトヴス川は、本流であるクラ川に注ぐところで北向きの扇状地を形成する。その開析谷の比高は写真の地点で約60 m に及び、谷の内部には後氷期に形成された数段の段丘がみられる。現河床からは礫の採取も活発に行われ、対岸ではその工場からの煙が立ち上がっている。扇状地上を東西に流れる灌漑用水は、径2 m 超のパイプを通り、サイフォンとしてトヴスの深い谷を横断する。

(表紙写真:地形34-1, 2013)

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Poylu

Populated Place

Poylu is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. Situated in the northwestern part of the country, Poylu is positioned at approximately 41.1127°N latitude and 45.2419°E longitude. The settlement is surrounded by the...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


საქართველო (Georgia)

Poylu

Populated Place

Poylu is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the western part of the country, near the border with Georgia. The village is part of the Agstafa Rayon administrative division. Poylu is a rural...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


საქართველო (Georgia)

Poylu

Railroad Station

Poylu railway station is located in the city of Ağstafa, Azerbaijan. The station serves as a major hub for the Azerbaijani railway network, connecting various cities across the country. The station sits on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line,...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


#gvote20 Marneuli district (Azizkendi polling station, #14) Various voting stations

Qarayazı

Populated Place

Qarayazi is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus mountains, and is bordered by the Kura River to the east and the Shamkirchay River to the north. The population...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


Old cable car station overlooking Rustavi, Georgia Taken with Zorki 3-C, Jupiter-12
Film Kodak CFT@100 ISO

Qarayazı Qoruğu

Nature Reserve

Qarayazi Qorugu Nature Reserve is located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan, covering an area of approximately 4,000 hectares. The reserve was established in 1987 to protect the unique flora and fauna of the region. The reserve is...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


საქართველო (Georgia)

Quşqona Dağı

Mountain

Qusqona Dagi, also known as Agstafa Mountain, is a prominent peak located in the northwestern part of Azerbaijan, near the border with Georgia. With an elevation of 1,726 meters above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the region and...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


Approaching Tbilisi International Airport

Sadıqlı

Populated Place

Sadiqli is a populated place located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the western part of the country, close to the border with Georgia. The town is positioned at an elevation of approximately 275 meters above sea...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


David Gareji Monasteri, საქართველო (Georgia)

Salahli

Populated Place

Salahli is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the northwestern part of the country, near the border with Georgia. The settlement has a population of around 3,000 people and covers an area of...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Tuesday 30th August 2011


David Gareji Monasteri, საქართველო (Georgia)

Saloğlu

Populated Place

Saloglu is a populated place located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. Situated in the western part of the country, it lies near the border with Georgia. The town is positioned at an elevation of approximately 200 meters above sea level and...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


საქართველო (Georgia)

Saloğlu Dağı

Mountain

Saloglu Dagi, also known as Saloghlu Mountain, is a prominent natural landmark located in the Ağstafa region, Azerbaijan. Rising to an elevation of approximately 1,020 meters (3,346 feet), it is a part of the Greater Caucasus Mountain...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


საქართველო (Georgia)

Saloğlu Stansiyası

Railroad Station

Saloglu Stansiyasi is a railroad station located in Ağstafa, a city in the northwestern part of Azerbaijan. It serves as an important transportation hub for both passengers and cargo in the region. The station is situated near the border with...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


საქართველო (Georgia)

Shakarly

Populated Place

Shakarly is a populated place located in the Ağstafa district of Azerbaijan. It is situated approximately 15 kilometers southeast of the district center and covers an area of about 5.5 square kilometers. The population of Shakarly is estimated...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


#gvote20 Marneuli district (Azizkendi polling station, #14) Various voting stations

Soyuqbulaq

Populated Place

Soyuqbulaq is a populated place located in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the western part of the country, near the border with Georgia. The town is nestled in a picturesque landscape, surrounded by rolling hills and green...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Monday 9th September 2013


#gvote20 Marneuli district (Azizkendi polling station, #14) Various voting stations

Soyuqbulaq

Railroad Station

Soyuqbulaq is a small railroad station located in the town of Ağstafa, which is situated in the Ağstafa District of Azerbaijan. This station serves as an important transportation hub in the region, connecting Ağstafa with other major cities in...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


#gvote20 Marneuli district (Azizkendi polling station, #14) Various voting stations

Stantsiya Dzmoba

Railroad Station

Stantsiya Dzmoba is a small village located in Ağstafa Rayon, Azerbaijan. It is situated on the banks of the Kura River, and is surrounded by hills, forests and grasslands. It is a peaceful, rural area with a population of about 300...

Ağstafa

Azerbaijan

Asia/Baku

Thursday 5th September 2013


Makaravank Makaravank, main church (r) and gavit (l)

Makaravank is a 10th to 13th century church complex near the Achajur village of Tavush Province, Armenia, located on the slope of Paitatap Mountain.

Though the monastery is no longer used for services, the complex is well preserved. There are 4 churches, a gavit (narthex) that serves the two largest of the churches, and other buildings which served secondary roles. At one time there used to be vast settlements around Makaravank, the presence of which was of great importance for the growth of the monastery.

The oldest church of the group was built during the 10th and 11th centuries. The materials used in its construction were mostly large pieces of roughly hewn red tufa (a common Armenian building material). One of the churches, named Surb Astvatsatsin church, was built in 1198 in white stone, on the eastern side of the complex. Surb Astvatsatsin is attributed to Yovhannes. The main church was built in 1205, using pink andesite, with a red andesite gavit.

The main church is a domed hall. The diameter of the high dome is quite large, and the under-dome space predominates in the structures interior. The entrance portals are rectangular, with a semi-circular inner niche. The tympanum and the spandrel are composed of stones of various shapes and colors. The dome drum is skirted by a graceful twenty-arch arcature on twin half-columns.

The arches are made as an ornamental band; the same band passes between the arches and the cornice. The arcature is harmoniously proportionate to the dome and to the overall volume of the church.

The facade of the gavit, which was built with a donation from Prince Vache Vachutian in 1224, bears sculptures of a sphinx and a lion attacking a bull. Inside the gavit, one reaches the earliest church, of the 10th or 11th century.

(source: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaravank" rel="nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaravank</a>)

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Հախում գետի կամուրջ Իծաքար գիւղի մօտակայքում։

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Ağstafa

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Makaravank Makaravank, main church (r) and gavit (l)

Makaravank is a 10th to 13th century church complex near the Achajur village of Tavush Province, Armenia, located on the slope of Paitatap Mountain.

Though the monastery is no longer used for services, the complex is well preserved. There are 4 churches, a gavit (narthex) that serves the two largest of the churches, and other buildings which served secondary roles. At one time there used to be vast settlements around Makaravank, the presence of which was of great importance for the growth of the monastery.

The oldest church of the group was built during the 10th and 11th centuries. The materials used in its construction were mostly large pieces of roughly hewn red tufa (a common Armenian building material). One of the churches, named Surb Astvatsatsin church, was built in 1198 in white stone, on the eastern side of the complex. Surb Astvatsatsin is attributed to Yovhannes. The main church was built in 1205, using pink andesite, with a red andesite gavit.

The main church is a domed hall. The diameter of the high dome is quite large, and the under-dome space predominates in the structures interior. The entrance portals are rectangular, with a semi-circular inner niche. The tympanum and the spandrel are composed of stones of various shapes and colors. The dome drum is skirted by a graceful twenty-arch arcature on twin half-columns.

The arches are made as an ornamental band; the same band passes between the arches and the cornice. The arcature is harmoniously proportionate to the dome and to the overall volume of the church.

The facade of the gavit, which was built with a donation from Prince Vache Vachutian in 1224, bears sculptures of a sphinx and a lion attacking a bull. Inside the gavit, one reaches the earliest church, of the 10th or 11th century.

(source: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaravank" rel="nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaravank</a>)

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