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Kotavank's Surb Astvatsatsin ("Holy Mother of God") Church is located 5 minutes from the main Lake Sevan Road on a hill overlooking the Argitchi River and village of Nerkin Getashen. During the early medieval period it, this area was the capital of the region known during that time as Kot. Unfortunately both Kotavank and Kot were partially destroyed during invasions in the 10th and 11th centuries and later by an earthquake. The church was fully renovated in 2014.

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