Geghard Monastery's Interior

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 09 April 2018

At its height in the 13th century CE, Geghard Monastery in what's present-day Armenia benefited from the patronage of Armenian and Georgian princely families, and it was a pilgrimage site. Among its reliquaries were supposedly the spear used by a Roman soldier to pierce the body of Jesus Christ as well as a wooden fragment said to have been a part of Noah's Ark.



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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