Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery

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Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery
Եղիշէ Առաքեալի վանք
Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery - Եղիշե առաքյալի վանք.JPG
Remains of Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery
Religion
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
Location
LocationTartar, Azerbaijan
Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery is located in Azerbaijan
Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery
Shown within Azerbaijan
Geographic coordinates40°20′09″N 46°41′38″E / 40.335775°N 46.693794°E / 40.335775; 46.693794Coordinates: 40°20′09″N 46°41′38″E / 40.335775°N 46.693794°E / 40.335775; 46.693794
Architecture
Groundbreaking5th century
Completed13th century

Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery (Armenian: Եղիշէ Առաքեալի վանք) or Monastery of Yeghishe the Apostle (Azerbaijani: Müqəddəs Yelisey monastırı) is an Armenian Apostolic Church located on the bank of the Tartar river, in the Tartar District of Azerbaijan. The monastery is located close to the village of Madagiz. The complex comprises the church, seven chapels, a cemetery, and ruins of other buildings.[1]

Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery was built sometime in the 5th century and expanded in the 13th century. One of the seven chapels surrounding the minster is the tomb of Vachagan III, King of Caucasian Albania, also known as Vachagan the Pious, (487–510).

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  1. ^ "6 Christian Sites Armenia Fears It Has Lost to Azerbaijan". christianitytoday.com. 5 January 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2021.

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