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Echmiatsin Cathedral

Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots2000

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

Located in the Armavir province of Armenia, the Echmiatsin Cathedral is often considered to be the oldest cathedral in the world. It was built in the early 4th century, following Armenia’s adoption of Christianity as a state religion.

Details

  • Title: Echmiatsin Cathedral
  • Creator: Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
  • Date Created: 2000
  • Location Created: Armenia
  • Rights: Armenia Travel
  • Location: Armenia
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (ii)(iii)
  • Date of Inscription: 2000
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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