Gosh, Armenia

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Coordinates: 40°43′21″N 45°00′12″E / 40.72250°N 45.00333°E / 40.72250; 45.00333

Gosh
Գոշ
Skyline of GoshԳոշ
GoshԳոշ is located in Armenia
GoshԳոշ
Gosh
Գոշ
Coordinates: 40°43′21″N 45°00′12″E / 40.72250°N 45.00333°E / 40.72250; 45.00333
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Tavush
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,079
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Gosh (Armenian: Գոշ) is a village located in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It is named after Mkhitar Gosh who took part in the re-building of the older monastery of Nor Ghetik during the 12th-13th centuries, which had been destroyed by an earthquake in 1188. The newly built monastery was later named Goshavank in honor of Mkhitar. Goshavank is located just off the main highway that runs through town. On a hillside west of the monastery complex sits a chapel that also serves as the tomb of Mkhitar Gosh. It was situated to overlook the monastery in which he helped build. The chapel is square in plan with a single centrally located dome above and one portal. Nearby are the ruins of what are said to be Mkhitar's house. Stone foundations and low walls still exist.

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