Noravank Monastery in nestled in a narrow gorge made by the Darichay river, nearby the city of Yeghegnadzor, Armenia. Noravank was founded in 1205 by Bishop Hovhannes, the former Abbot of Vahanavank. It’s a splendid piece of archaeology including the church of Saint. Karapet, Saint. Grigor, and the church of Sainr. Astvatsatsin.
There are several cross-bearing carved memorial steles covered with rosettes and botanical motifs, otherwise known as khachkars, inside and outside the buildings. The monastery itself was the residence of the Orbelian princes, well known as a major feudal family during the 12th century.
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