St. Hripsime Church Ruins

St. Hripsime used to be in the center of Verin Ktanots village on the gentle slopes of the Vardenis mountain range that surround Lake Sevan to the south. The church is estimated to be from the 9th-10th century based on its construction technique. According to historians the village may have been abandoned and moved closer to the shore to have a more favorable climate. The church is now mostly ruined with some inner and outer walls still remaining.