Zovuni, Aragatsotn

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The old cemetery and the remains of Zovuni
The old cemetery and the remains of Zovuni
Zovuni Զովունի is located in Armenia
Zovuni Զովունի
Coordinates: 40°30′39″N 44°25′44″E / 40.51083°N 44.42889°E / 40.51083; 44.42889Coordinates: 40°30′39″N 44°25′44″E / 40.51083°N 44.42889°E / 40.51083; 44.42889
Marz (Province)Aragatsotn
 • Total0
Time zoneUTC+4 ( )

Zovuni (also, Molla Kasum), is an abandoned village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. It was formed during the 1828 by Armenian migrants from the village of Akori in Western Armenia. The villages was abandoned in 1965 and its ruins now lie beneath the Aparan Reservoir.

The settlement is famous for the mausoleum of Vardan Mamikonian, the Poghos-Petros Church and the Tukh Manuk shrine.

The Zovuni cemetery sits to the east of the church, across a ravine. The monuments sit in close proximity to the village of Jrambar.[1]

After the abandonment of the village, the population was moved to a new village called Zovuni, built at the northwestern suburbs of Yerevan, currently part of the Kotayk Province.



  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 52. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.

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