Tatev Monastery

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published on 08 November 2017

This medieval monastery, which is accessible by the world's longest non-stop double-track cable car and is located in Armenia’s southeastern province of Syunik Province, was the locus of Armenian culture from the 13th-15th centuries CE. Once the site of the University of Tatev, the Tatev Monastery advanced the arts and sciences, as a repository of countless valuable manuscripts, works of art, and official documents and legal contracts. It appears likely that Tatev Monastery was founded as early as the 9th century CE.



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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