Tatev

Tatev

The powerful fortified monastery of Tatev was founded in the 9th century. Overlooking a steep gorge, the complex includes the St. Peter and Paul Church, frescoed by the founders of the famous Tatev School, which taught humanities and manuscript illustration. In the courtyard, a 10th century pillar, called the Gavazan, tilts at the touch of a human hand.

PUBLISHED: July 19, 2013