List of World Heritage Sites in Armenia

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There are currently 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Armenia.[1]

World Heritage Sites change

The table lists information about each World Heritage Site:

Name; as listed by the World Heritage Committee
Location; in one of Greece's regions, with co-ordinates provided by UNESCO
Period; time period of significance, typically of construction
UNESCO data; Site reference number, the year the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List, and the criteria it was listed under
Description; brief description of the site
Name Image Location Date UNESCO data Description
Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin   Villages of Haghpat and Sanahin, Lori Region
N40 9 33.516 E44 17 42.504
10th-13th centuries 777; 1996;
ii, iv
These two Byzantine monasteries in the Tumanian region from the period of prosperity during the Kiurikian dynasty (10th to 13th century) were important centres of learning.
Cathedral and Churches of Echmiadzin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots   Armavir Region
N41 5 42 E44 42 37.008
1011; 2000;
ii, iii
The cathedral and churches of Echmiatsin and the archaeological remains at Zvartnots show the evolution and development of the Armenian central-domed cross-hall type of church.
Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley   Kotayk Region, near the village of Goght
N40 9 32.004 E44 47 48.012
960; 2000;
The monastery of Geghard has a number of churches and tombs, most of them cut into the rock. The complex of medieval buildings is set into a landscape of great natural beauty, surrounded by towering cliffs at the entrance to the Azat Valley.

References change

  1. Armenia: Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, UNESCO, retrieved 2012-02-14