Saturday, December 10, 2016

ARMENIA - Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

"These two Byzantine monasteries in the Tumanian region from the period of prosperity during the Kiurikian dynasty (10th to 13th century) were important centres of learning. Sanahin was renown for its school of illuminators and calligraphers. The two monastic complexes represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture, whose unique style developed from a blending of elements of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and the traditional vernacular architecture of the Caucasian region." -

This is one of my first two postcards sent from Armenia!
Thank you so much to Sini from Finland for taking the time to send this postcard while visiting this UNESCO Site last October 2016.
Hope you had a great time during your whole trip, Sini!
Specially during your visit to your son in Romania...

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