Armenian Artsvaber Monastery in Van on the verge of disappearance

(Armradio) – The Armenian Artsvaber Monastery in Van’s Ercis (Archesh) region is on the verge of disappearance. Treasure hunters have dug deep holes in the monastery, while local residents throw the garbage there, reports, quoting Turkish website.

Artsvaber was built in the 7-8th centuries and was one of the three important monasteries of the region. There were 60 students at the church school in 1393. The monastery was renovated between 1409 and 1414.

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