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Armenian Cross Stone | par Alexanyan

Armenian Cross Stone | par Alexanyan

Khachkar (Armenian cross-stones). The most common khachkar feature is a cross surmounting a rosette or a solar disc. The remainder of the stone face is typically filled with elaborate patterns of leaves, grapes, pomegranates, and bands of interlace. Occasionally a khachkar is surmounted by a cornice sometimes containing biblical or saintly figures. Khachkars, their symbolism and craftsmanship are inscribed in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Khachkar (Armenian cross-stones). The most common khachkar feature is a cross surmounting a rosette or a solar disc. The remainder of the stone face is typically filled with elaborate patterns of leaves, grapes, pomegranates, and bands of interlace. Occasionally a khachkar is surmounted by a cornice sometimes containing biblical or saintly figures. Khachkars, their symbolism and craftsmanship are inscribed in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Noravank, Armenia. Meaning "New Monastery" in Armenian, this 13th century monastery is located near the city of Yeghegnadzor, Armenia.

Noravank, Armenia. Meaning "New Monastery" in Armenian, this 13th century monastery is located near the city of Yeghegnadzor, Armenia.

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