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Ohanavank

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Ohanavank Monastery complex was built by Gregory the Illuminator in the 4th c. It was rebuilt twice: in 573 and 1752 when the modern roofing was replaced by stone vaults. The building of the main cross-domed church of St. Karapet dates from 1216-1221. The most interesting portal is on the western side which is decorated with columns. The front door is framed with eight-point stars. the spaces between them are covered with fine floral ornament. In the tympanum there is a bas-relief with a representation of the “wise and unwise maidens”. The figure of Christ is in the center. The walls surrounding the ensemble’s periphery date back to the 12th century.

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