Yerits Mankants Monastery

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Yerits Mankants Monastery
Երից Մանկանց Վանք
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
LocationTartar, Azerbaijan (de jure)
Martakert, Artsakh (de facto)
Yerits Mankants Monastery is located in Republic of Artsakh
Yerits Mankants Monastery
Shown within Republic of Artsakh
Yerits Mankants Monastery is located in Azerbaijan
Yerits Mankants Monastery
Yerits Mankants Monastery (Azerbaijan)
Geographic coordinates40°15′08″N 46°38′26″E / 40.252114°N 46.640669°E / 40.252114; 46.640669Coordinates: 40°15′08″N 46°38′26″E / 40.252114°N 46.640669°E / 40.252114; 46.640669

Yerits Mankants Monastery (Armenian: Երից Մանկանց Վանք, lit.'Three Youths Monastery') is a 17th-century Armenian monastery[1] de facto in the Martakert Province of the breakaway Republic of Artsakh, de jure in the Tartar District of Azerbaijan. The monastery is located in the mountains to the west of Maghavuz, southwest of Tonashen, and close to the fortress of Jraberd.


It is the most notable example of monasteries built during the late Middle Ages in Nagorno-Karabakh, after an interruption in church building from the 14th to 16th centuries. Yerits Mankants monastery was built around 1691 in the historical county of Jraberd. The monastery was established by the feudal family of Melik-Israelians, Lords of Jraberd, with an apparent purpose to rival the Holy See of Gandzasar and its hereditary patrons the Hasan-Jalalians, Lords of Khachen.


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