Surp Astvatsatsin Church of Karbi
|Surp Astvatsatsin Church
Սուրբ Աստվածածին եկեղեցի
The belfry of S. Astvatsatsin at Karbi, September 2009.
|Location||Karbi, Aragatsotn Province, Armenia|
|Affiliation||Armenian Apostolic Church|
|Architectural type||Triple-nave Basilica; rectangular plan outside|
|Completed||Church: 1691-1693; belfry: 1338|
|Dome(s)||0 domes; 1 cupola centered above the basilica; 1 belfry in front|
The church of Surp Astvatsatsin (Armenian: Սուրբ Աստվածածին; meaning Holy Mother of God) is located just off of the main highway through the village of Karbi in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. The basilica was completed between the years of 1691-1693, while the belfry was built earlier in 1338.
S. Astvatsatsin is a triple-nave basilica, with a single gable roof covering the entire body of the structure and a small off-centered cupola. Several large khachkars are embedded into the exterior walls of the church. A large two-storey belfry it situated in front of the eastern end of the church. The belfry is a separate structure from the basilica. It has a large archway that serves as the support for the upper cupola. The cupola is supported by eight columns and has a conical dome above.
- Brady Kiesling, Rediscovering Armenia, p. 20, 21; original archived at Archive.org, and current version online on Armeniapedia.org.
- Kiesling, Brady (2005), Rediscovering Armenia: Guide, Yerevan, Armenia: Matit Graphic Design Studio
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