Dashtadem, Aragatsotn

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Coordinates: 40°20′N 43°51′E / 40.333°N 43.850°E / 40.333; 43.850

Dashtadem
Դաշտադեմ
The keep inside the Dashtadem fortress
The keep inside the Dashtadem fortress
Dashtadem is located in Armenia
Dashtadem
Dashtadem
Coordinates: 40°20′N 43°51′E / 40.333°N 43.850°E / 40.333; 43.850
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Aragatsotn
Population (2001)
 • Total 613
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC+5)

Dashtadem (Armenian: Դաշտադեմ; formerly, Nerkin Talin; Russified as Nizhniy Talin; both meaning "lower Talin") is a town in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. The town contains a large fortress dating to the 10th century but substantially rebuilt in the 19th century along with a chapel dedicated to Saint Sargis also dating to the 10th century. The fortress keep contains a dedicatory Arabic inscription in Kufic letters attributing the structure to Sultan ibn Mahmud (Shahanshah), one of the Shaddadids, and dated to 1174. The town also contains also ruins of a medieval caravanserai, and stone age obsidian workshops. Nearby, lies the restored 7th century Kristapori Vank.

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