The Big Picture: In Armenia, a History of Faith Part II

A bevy of khachkars outside of the Sevanavank Monastery

Handkerchiefs are tied near churchs, signifying wishes for good luck and fortune.

The altar at Sevanavank

An illuminated cross in the Armenian Genocide Museum

Graffiti in Noravank Monastery

A landscape view of Tatev Monastery, built on a gorge, it houses a 17th century oil mill

Noravank Monastery's S. Karapet Church. The detail of the entrance depicts the Holy Virgin seated on a rug with the Child

Noravank Monastery is said to have been the work of Momik, a 14th century architect and master of the Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts

Khor Virap Monastery overlooks a treasured symbol in Armenian culture: Mount Ararat. Legend has it that St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned there by King Trdat III before curing him of a disease



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