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St. Gayane Church in Etchmiadzin

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Church of St. Gayaneh was built in Echmiadzin by Catholicos Yezr in 630. Contemporary authors (Sebeos) and the church's construction and decorations (squinch and sub-dome transition, the window ledge and architrave carvings, entrances, mason's marks, etc.) confirm the dating. Slender and delicate proportions are a distinguishing feature of the cathedral, as is the uplifting sweep in design that remains unchanged despite partial 17th century renovations of the dome and of some ceilings. An airy, arched portico - the burial place for top Armenian clergy that adorned the Western facade was also added.

St Gayane is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List (  
  St. Gayane Church in Etchmiadzin

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