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a medieval Armenian fortress (seventh-13th centuries) in Ashtarak Raion, Armenian SSR.

Amberd is located on a promontory between the deep canyons of the Amberd and Arkhashan rivers. Ruins remain of the mighty turreted fortress walls, the three-storied princely palace, the church with its cross-shaped cupola (1026), the baths, which were heated from beneath the floor, two cisterns, and water pipes.


Artiunian, V. M., and S. A. Safarian. Pamiatniki armianskogo zodchestva. Moscow, 1951. Pages 51–52.