Odzun Funeral Monument 6th century Օձուն

Odzun Funeral Monument 6th century Օձուն

Vahe Armenia
Description
Odzun ("Օձուն" in Armenian) is a town in the Armenian province of Lori. It is situated on a plateau above the left bank of the Debed river gorge, a few kilometres south of the town of Alaverdi. It is famous for one of the finest Armenian basilicas with a cupola.There are numerous gravestones of the clergy around the church and a funerary monument. Its stepped platform supports two carved stelae between double arches. The east and west sides of the monument are carved with scenes from the Bible and introduction of Christianity in Armenia. Its north and south side are carved with geometrical motifs and floral shapes. It is suggested that this monument commemorates Hovhannes Odznetsi, but its style suggests that it was probably erected earlier, in the 6th century. #Alaverdi #Armenia #armenian #armenien #armenio #catedral #cathedral #chiesa #christian #cristiano #eglise #Haiastan #iglesia #igreja #igrexa #kirche #Lori #memorial #monasterio #monument #monumento #mosteiro #Odzun #oriental #orthodox #ortodoxo #temple #templo #Vahe #Алаверди #Армения #кафедральный #Лори #Монастырь #монумент #Одзун #собор #церковь #Ալավերդի #եկեղեցի #Լոռի #Հայաստան #վանք #տաճար #Օձուն
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