Environs around Armenia's Noravank Monastery

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 22 March 2018

Noravank Monastery dates from the 13th-century CE, and it is located near the town of Yeghegnadzor, Armenia within a gorge caused by the Amaghu River. The gorge is well-known for its brick-red cliffs, which lie directly across from the monastery. The gorge helped Noravank Monastery protect itself from foreign invaders, including the Mongols and Turks.



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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