В альбоме: Armenian Monasteries
Описание фото "Marmashen Monastery"Marmashen monastery is an Armenian religious building in the southwestern part of Vahramaberd village of Akhuryan region, a monument to the left bank of Akhuryan River. The monastery consists of two buildings, one of the main, Catholic and adjacent churches. The main church, according to the inscription, was built by Vahram Pahlavuni's patriarch in 988-1029, when Ani was a Bagratuni clan. Vahram Pahlavuni wrote about this on the wall of the church, a large protocol that has survived to this day. From the Seljukian invasions, the monastery was destroyed, but in 1225, the grandson of Vahram Pahlavuni's grandson Grigor and his brother Gharib restored the Catholic Church. The axis is based on the Armenian national architecture, typical structures, slopes, twin semi-trailers, mammals, polygonal drums, pyramids, petroglyphs, barrels, etc. The walls of the Mother Church and inside are covered with thick red tuff and the bases are made of basalt. The small monument was a prominent Armenian religious and cultural center.