Yererouk

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Yereruyk
Երերույքի Տաճար 05.jpg
The ruins of Yererouk Basilica.
Yererouk is located in Armenia
Yererouk
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Basic information
Location Anipemza, Shirak Province,
Armenia Armenia
Geographic coordinates 40°26′23″N 43°36′33″E / 40.439722°N 43.609167°E / 40.439722; 43.609167Coordinates: 40°26′23″N 43°36′33″E / 40.439722°N 43.609167°E / 40.439722; 43.609167
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Status Ruins
Architectural description
Architectural type Basilica
Architectural style Armenian
Completed 4th-5th century
Specifications
Height (max) 100 feet 0 inches (30.48 m)

The Yererouk Basilica (Երերույքի տաճար or Yereruyk or Ererouk) is a 4th and 5th century Armenian church in the town of Anipemza in the Shirak Province of Armenia, only 8 km southeast of the ancient Armenian capital of Ani.

Because the basilica of Yererouk is one of the earliest Christian monuments in Armenia, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on August 25th, 1995 in the Cultural category.[1] The basilica is believed to be from the 5th century — maybe late 4th century — and state of preservation is poor.[2]

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  1. ^ The basilica and archaeological site of Yererouk (#), UNESCO World Heritage Centre, retrieved 2009-03-18 
  2. ^ Ererouk, Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno, retrieved 2009-03-18 

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