Targmanchats monastery, Aygeshat
|Targmanchats Vank |
Ruins of Targmanchats Vank, September 2009.
|Location||Aygeshat, Armavir Province, Armenia|
|Affiliation||Armenian Apostolic Church|
Targmanchats Vank (Armenian: Թարգմանչաց վանք; meaning "Translators Monastery") of the 6th to 7th century is located within the village of Aygeshat in the Armavir Province of Armenia just off the main road through town. The site is gated and one must inquire about accessing the church.
Much of Targmanchats Vank is currently in ruin with the exception of the extant eastern portion of the church's wings. Massive sections of other walls remain relatively intact, though toppled from their original foundations and strewn about the premises. The church is mostly unadorned and simple in style. There are some gravestones as well as other more ancient carved stones nearby. The workings of a modern restoration attempt with the start of a new foundation and structural steel supports are clearly visible.
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