Surp Astvatsatsin Church of Karbi
|Surp Astvatsatsin Church of Karbi
The belfry of S. Astvatsatsin at Karbi, September 2009.
|Location||Karbi, Aragatsotn Province, Armenia|
|Affiliation||Armenian Apostolic Church|
|Architectural type||Triple-nave Basilica; Rectangular plan outside|
|Dome(s)||0 domes; 1 cupola centered above the basilica; 1 belfry in front|
The church of Surp Astvatsatsin (Armenian: Սուրբ Աստվածածին; meaning "Holy Mother of God") is located just off the main highway through the village of Karbi in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. The basilica was completed between the years of 1691-1693, while the belfry was built in 1338.
S. Astvatsatsin Basilica
A large two-storey belfry it situated in front of the eastern end of the church. The belfry is separate from the basilica and has a large archway that leads through the base which serves as the support for the upper cupola.
- Brady Kiesling, Rediscovering Armenia, p. 20, 21; original archived at Archive.org, and current version online on Armeniapedia.org.
- Kiesling, Brady (2005), Rediscovering Armenia: Guide, Yerevan, Armenia: Matit Graphic Design Studio
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