“Akhtala” Monastery surpassed European Renaissance

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Welcome Armenia invites you to discover an ancient mysterious place full of secrets and puzzles where the traces of various nations and cultures can be found. St. Cross preserving place- Akhtala …

Welcome Armenia invites you to discover an ancient mysterious place full of secrets and puzzles where the traces of various nations and cultures can be found. St. Cross preserving place- Akhtala monastery surpassed European renaissance passing through the invasions of Tamerlane and inspiring Pasolini of Armenian cinematography. Akhtala is truly full of mysterious legends and picturesque landscapes and it was always a source of inspiration even for ordinary people.

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  • 1. “Akhtala” Monastery surpassed European Renaissance
  • 2. Welcome Armenia invites you to discover an ancient mysterious place full of secrets and puzzles where the traces of various nations and cultures can be found. St. Cross preserving place- Akhtala monastery surpassed European renaissance passing through the invasions of Tamerlane and inspiring Pasolini of Armenian cinematography. Akhtala is truly full of mysterious legends and picturesque landscapes and it was always a source of inspiration even for ordinary people.
  • 3. Akhtala (from turkish “ white glade”) is a 10th century fortified monastic complex located in the village of Akhtala in the marz of Lori, 185 kilometers (114.885 miles) north of Yerevan. The fortress’ territory is surrounded with rocky deep canyons from three sides, and the north side joins the plain.
  • 4. PLAN OF MONASTERY
  • 5. Akhtala monastery is one of a few orthodox monasteries in Armenia. Its erection coincides with Armenian Renaissance, which surpassed European Renaissance for several centuries. Here for some time was treasured such an important relic as the St. Cross, by which, according to Christian tradition, St. John had baptized Jesus Christ.
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  • 7. From the ancient times silver and non-ferrous metals were extracted from this region Georgian king Herakles took Greeks here for works from Trabzon. Then, French bought Akhtala deposit, and Greeks took the Alaverdi one.
  • 8. With this very event Armenian people tells the Legend as if Charles de Gaulle was born in Akhtala who would Later become a president of France. It is very likely that soon in this village the statue of Liberty would appear, since the original one French people molded of Akhtala copper and after made a present to United States.
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    • In 1887-1889 French archeologist engineer and geologist Jacque de Morgan, discovered rectangular stone sepulchers near Akhtala , dating back to the 8th century, with valuable cultural items made of clay, bronze and iron. A crypt from III millennia B.C. was found here, when people had been burring in sitting position. “ This region is of special interest in the study of the origins of metals. Older than Europe and Greece, it still retains the traces of those civilizations that were the cradle of our own”,- wrote Jacques de Morgan.
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  • 11. The monastery of Akhtala is not only a harmonious synthesis of Armenian, Georgian and Byzantine cultures, but it is also a kind of thermometer to measure historical and cultural situation of the time.
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  • 14. It is supposed that Kyurikids founded the fortress and the church of Akhtala in X century. At the end of XII century the influence of Zakarian feudal family increased among the Armenian princely dynasties. Following their political purposes, Zakareh remained a member of the Armenian Apostolic Church, while Ivaneh accepted the Greek Orthodoxy. .
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  • 35. AKHTALA MONASTERY SURPASSED EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS ARTICLE ON MY BLOG
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