Kasagh Basilica

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Aparan Basilica
Ապարանի Սուրբ Խաչ.jpg
The basilica in 2014
Basic information
Location Aparan, Aragatsotn Province, Armenia
Geographic coordinates 40°35′42″N 44°21′29″E / 40.595065°N 44.357969°E / 40.595065; 44.357969Coordinates: 40°35′42″N 44°21′29″E / 40.595065°N 44.357969°E / 40.595065; 44.357969
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Architectural description
Architectural type Single-nave undomed basilica
Architectural style Armenian
Completed 4th or 5th century

The Kasagh Basilica (Քասաղի բազիլիկա),[1][2] formally known as the Holy Cross Church Սուրբ Խաչ եկեղեցի, Surb Khach yekeghetsi), is an early medieval Armenian church in the town of Aparan in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. It is dated by scholars from the fourth or fifth century.[1][3][4] It was originally within the grounds of the Arsacid (Arshakuni) dynasty palace.[1][4] The church partly restored in 1877.[3]

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  • Kiesling, Brady (2005), Rediscovering Armenia: Guide, Yerevan, Armenia: Matit Graphic Design Studio