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Valleys of Artsakh Republic and the capital Stepanakert in perspective © PanARMENIAN Photo/Davit Hakobyan

 

Sarsang Reservoir is situated in Martakert region © PanARMENIAN Photo/Davit Hakobyan

 

Gandzasar's cathedral of St. Hovhannes Mkrtich was the residence of an Armenian catholicos from about 1400 to 1816, and is now the seat of the Archbishop of Artsakh. Although the monastery was damaged during an Azerbaijani bombing raid in 1991, in which the house of the Father Superior was destroyed, Gandzasar is actively functioning today as a monastery of the Armenian Apostolic Church © PanARMENIAN Photo / Davit Hakobyan

 

Gandzasar Monastery (1216-1238) is situated in the Mardakert region near the village of Vank. "Gandzasar" means treasure mountain or hilltop treasure in Armenian © PanARMENIAN Photo/Davit Hakobyan

 

Yerits Mankants Monastery (17th century) is located in Martakert Province. It is the most notable example of monasteries built during the late middle ages in Artsakh. Yerits Mankants monastery was built around 1691 in the historical county of Jraberd © PanARMENIAN Photo /Davit Hakobyan

 

Vankasar Monastery's chapel is located on the eastern frontier of Artsakh Republic, and was reputedly founded by Artsakh's celebrated monarch Vachagan II the Pious of the early medieval Arranshahik dynasty © PanARMENIAN Photo/Davit Hakobyan

 

Dadivank (Khutavank) Monastery (9-13th century) is located in the Shahumian region. The monastery was founded by St. Dadi who was the disciple of Thaddeus the Apostle who spread Christianity in Eastern Armenia during the first century A.C. © PanARMENIAN Photo/ Davit Hakobyan

 

Dadivank (Khutavank) Monastery (9-13th century) is located in the Shahumian region. The monastery was founded by St. Dadi who was the disciple of Thaddeus the Apostle who spread Christianity in Eastern Armenia during the first century A.C. © PanARMENIAN Photo/ Davit Hakobyan

 

The Shushi Fortress was built to serve as the capital of Artsakh khanate, and the city was one of the cultural centers of the South Caucasus, after the Russian conquest of the region at the first half of 19th century © PanARMENIAN Photo/Davit Hakobyan

 

Amaras Monastery (4th century) is one of the oldest Christian sites in Artsakh and is an Armenian Apostolic monastery located near the village of Sos in Martuni county of Artsakh © PanARMENIAN Photo/Davit Hakobyan

 

Mayraberd-Askeran Fortress (18th century) is situated 14 km towards east of Stepanakert. It stretches along the southern part of Askeran village. The fort with high towers and thick walls is closed by Karkar river's valley from two sides © PanARMENIAN Photo/Davit Hakobyan

 

Vankasar Monastery (6-7th century) is located near the city of Martakert. The small monastery is built of cream colored stone, and it sits on a peak that allows it to be visible from several miles away © PanARMENIAN Photo/Davit Hakobyan

 

Stepanakert is the capital of Artsakh Republic. The city comprises about 50,000 Armenians © PanARMENIAN Photo/Davit Hakobyan

 

Gtichavank Monastery (1241-1248 AD) is situated in the Southern parts of Artsakh and is one of the lesser known treasures of the region © PanARMENIAN Photo/Davit Hakobyan

 

Much of Artsakh is forested, especially the mountains © PanARMENIAN Photo/Davit Hakobyan

 

The territory of modern Artsakh Republic forms a portion of the historic region of Karabakh, which lies between the rivers Kura and Araxes, and the modern Armenia-Azerbaijan border © PanARMENIAN Photo / David Hakobyan

 

Источник:  PanARMENIAN Photo

 

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