Armenian Churches in Turkey: Agarak Monastery, Akdamar Island, Akner Monastery, Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Arqakaghni Monastery, Bagavan, B

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General Books, 2013 - 32 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Agarak monastery, Akdamar Island, Akner monastery, Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Arqakaghni monastery, Bagavan, Bana cathedral, Cathedral of Ani, Cathedral of Arapgir, Cathedral of Kars, Cathedral of Mren, Church of the Holy Cross at Soradir, Eghegnamor monastery, Hogots monastery, Holy Apostles Monastery, Holy Saviour's monastery of Yerazgavors, Horomos, Ishkhani, Karmravank (Vaspurakan), Kaymakl Monastery, Khtzkonk Monastery, Ktuts monastery, Monastery of Saint Minas of Kes, Monastery of Surb Gevorg of Goms, Monastery of the Miracles, Narekavank, Rumkale, Saint Bartholomew Monastery, Saint Hakob of Akori monastery, Saint Karapet Monastery, Sourb Nshan of Sebastia, St. Giragos Armenian Church (Diyarbakir), St. Marineh Church, Mush, St. Stepanos Church, Surp Marinos Monastery, Tekor Basilica, Varagavank, Varzahan Monastery, Yeghrdut monastery. Excerpt: Akdamar Island (Turkish: ), also known as Aghtamar (Armenian: ) or Akhtamar (), is the second by size of four islands in Lake Van in the south of Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey, about 0.7 km in size, situated about 3 km from the shoreline. At the western end of the island a hard, grey, limestone cliff rises 80 m above the lake's level (1,912 m above sea level). The island declines to the east to a level site where a spring provides ample water. It is home to a tenth century Armenian Cathedral church, known as the Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross (915-921), and was the seat of an Armenian Catholicos from 1116 to 1895. A statue of princess Tamar waiting for her love, Sevan Lake, ArmeniaThe origin and meaning of the island's name is based on an old Armenian legend. According to the tale, an Armenian princess named Tamar lived on the island and was in love with a commoner. This boy would swim from the mainland to the island each night, guided by a light she...

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