Sevan Monastery

Sevan Monastery

 

an architectural complex built on an island in Lake Sevan. (The island is now a peninsula.) The monastery was founded in the fourth century. Preserved structures include two three-aisled cruciform domed churches of the ninth century. The clear silhouettes of the small Karapet Church and the large Arakelots Church (874) may be seen from a great distance. The carved wooden doors (1176 and 1552) and the carved capitals of the foyer (in ruins) of Arakelots Church are in the Armenian Historical Museum in Yerevan.

REFERENCE

Arutiunian. V. M., and S. A. Safarian. Pamiatniki armianskogo zodchestva. Moscow, 1951.
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