Friday, January 25, 2013

Tatev Monastery

A few days ago I stumbled on a picture that was really cool, but couldn't find its location. Viewer Mr. Kevin (we know little beyond that for the illusive Mr. Kevin) was kind enough to point out that it is a monastery called Tatev, located in Armenia. It sits upon a plateau overlooking the Vorotan River Gorge. Very beautiful structure. Originally built in the 9th century it has survived earthquakes, fires, and invading armies (the Turks gave it a hard going over in 1170 and burnt some 10000 manuscripts). It survived on housing monks up into the 20th century.

The wiki article.

Restoration of.

1 comment:

DesignZombie said...

I really like the snowy picture!