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The Church of Saint Gayane (Etchmiadzin)

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© Armine Karakhanyan
22 Apr 2013
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The Church of Saint Gayane is a 7th century Armenian church in Etchmiadzin, the religious center of Armenia.

St. Gayane was built in the year 630.

Gayane was the name of an abbess who was martyred with other nuns by Tiridates III of Armenia in the year 301, and subsequently made a saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

St. Gayane is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List 2000.

Sources, related links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Gayane_Church
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