Smbataberd Castle in Armenia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 21 November 2017
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Smbataberd Castle in Armenia

The Smbataberd Castle (or "fortress") is also known as "Tsaghats Kar" because it faces a now abandoned monastery. The fortifications cover an area of 6.5 hectares (almost 700,000 sq ft or 16 acres) and is divided by walls on the northern and southern sides. It was founded in the 5th century CE but ruined and ultimately abandoned in the 17th century CE, following wars between the Turkish Ottomans and Persian Safavids.

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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, November 21). Smbataberd Castle in Armenia. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7668/

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Wiener, James B. "Smbataberd Castle in Armenia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 21, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7668/.

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Wiener, James B. "Smbataberd Castle in Armenia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Nov 2017. Web. 06 Jun 2020.

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