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Artavazik Church Byurakan

The 7th century Artavazik Church is in the village of Byurakan. Byurakan, which is on the slopes of Mt. Aragats, is known for its observatory. The isolated church is located on eastern outskirts of village on the edge of a rocky ravine formed by a stream, although I've seen it called the Jrvstik River. It was first reconstructed in the 13th century but in 1840 a major flood ruined the church. From 1959-1960 it was reconstructed again and finally in 2017 preservation works were done. The church has an interesting cruciform plan.

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