Tegher, Armenia

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Tegher Monastery
Tegher is located in Armenia
Coordinates: 40°20′43″N 44°14′11″E / 40.34528°N 44.23639°E / 40.34528; 44.23639Coordinates: 40°20′43″N 44°14′11″E / 40.34528°N 44.23639°E / 40.34528; 44.23639
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Aragatsotn
Elevation 1,710 m (5,610 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 90
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC+5)

Tegher (Armenian: Տեղեր, also Romanized as Tekher, Dgyr or Dgher; meaning "medicine") is a village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia on the southern slope of Mount Aragats. It earns its name from the large assortment of healing herbs that are found in the surrounding vicinity.

The town contains the Monastery of Tegher built in 1213. The ruins of the 9th century village of Tegher (Old Tegher) sit a short distance walk from the monastery. Numerous foundations may be seen, along with the remains of a Tukh Manuk funerary chapel of the 5th century. Nearby is also a medieval to 19th century cemetery with some mausoleums and khachkars.

Nearby is also a large radio telescope as well as an unfinished solar power plant, both from the Soviet era.


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