Karmravank (Vaspurakan)

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Karmravank
Կարմրավանք
Karmravank Armenian monastery (Lake Van).JPG
Karmravank in Summer 2006
Basic information
Location southern shore of Lake Van
Geographic coordinates 38°22′20″N 42°54′15″E / 38.372315°N 42.904281°E / 38.372315; 42.904281Coordinates: 38°22′20″N 42°54′15″E / 38.372315°N 42.904281°E / 38.372315; 42.904281
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Country Turkey
Status abandoned
Architectural description
Architectural style Armenian
Groundbreaking tenth century

Karmravank (Armenian: Կարմրավանք, meaning Red Monastery) is an abandoned 10th century Armenian monastery in the Vaspurakan province of historic Armenia[1] (now in the Van Province of Turkey). It was founded by King Gagik I (908-943) of the Artsruni dynasty.[1] It is located 12 kilometers west-northwest of Akhtamar Island.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hewsen, Robert H. (2000), "Van in This World; Paradise in the Next: The Historical Geography of Van/Vaspurakan", in Hovannisian, Richard G.,  Armenian Van/Vaspurakan , Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces , Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers , p. 27, OCLC 44774992 

See also[edit]

  • Narekavank, a nearby 10th century Armenian monastery also founded by King Gagik
  • Akhtamar Island, a nearby island on Lake Van with the 10th century Armenian Church of the Holy Cross

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