Saint Hripsime Church Façade

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 October 2017
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Saint Hripsime Church Façade

Built in 618 CE, the Saint Hripsime Church is one of the oldest churches in what is present-day Etchmiadzin, Armenia. In 2000, the church became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Hripsime Church is characterized by a domed tetraconch (enclosed in a rectangle) with two angular niches on its northern and southern sides. Due to its beauty and functionality, it later became a model for other Armenian and orthodox churches throughout what is present-day Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, October 12). Saint Hripsime Church Façade. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7411/

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Wiener, James B. "Saint Hripsime Church Façade." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 12, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7411/.

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Wiener, James B. "Saint Hripsime Church Façade." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 12 Oct 2017. Web. 07 Jul 2020.

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