Khor Virap Monastery

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 08 November 2017

Khor Virap Monastery is located on the Ararat plain in what's present-day Armenia, and it is situated very close to the Armenian-Turkish border. Constructed from the 5th-17th century CE, Khor Virap is celebrated in Armenia as the site where Saint Gregory the Illuminator (c. 257 – c. 331 CE) was imprisoned by Tiridates III of Armenia (r. 287–330 CE) for his Christian beliefs.



About the Author

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 its Communications Director.

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