Targmanchats Vank

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Targmanchats Vank
Թարգմանչաց վանք
Aygeshat Targmanchats Vank.JPG
Ruins of Targmanchats Vank, September 2009.
Targmanchats Vank is located in Armenia
Targmanchats Vank
Shown within Armenia
Basic information
Location Aygeshat, Armavir Province,  Armenia
Geographic coordinates 40°14′09″N 44°17′20″E / 40.235896°N 44.288905°E / 40.235896; 44.288905Coordinates: 40°14′09″N 44°17′20″E / 40.235896°N 44.288905°E / 40.235896; 44.288905
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Status Inactive, ruins
Architectural description
Architectural style Armenian
Completed 6th-7th century

Targmanchats Vank (Armenian: Թարգմանչաց վանք; meaning "Translators Monastery") of the 6th to 7th century is located within the village of Aygeshat in the Armavir Province of Armenia just off of the main road through town. The site is gated and one must inquire about accessing the church.[1]

Architecture[edit]

Much of Targmanchats Vank is currently in ruin with the exception of the extant eastern portion of the church's wings. Massive sections of other walls remain relatively intact, though toppled from their original foundations and strewn about the premises. The church is mostly unadorned and simple in style. There are some gravestones as well as other more ancient carved stones nearby. The workings of a modern restoration attempt with the start of a new foundation and structural steel supports are clearly visible.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 67. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.