CULTURE


Amaras Monastery Complex

Baku, March 18, AZERTAC

The complex is situated in the Sos village of Khojavand district. The complex consists of a church basilica, an underground part, dwelling and household buildings and stone fortress wall. In a plan, the church is rectangular. The internal space of a church is divided by four pylons that are situated two in a row, on three naves are narrow. The central nave from the eastern side ends with the altar apse, which is covered with semi cupola.

In 1970 during the archaeological inspection under the altar apse, an underground lodging measuring 2×4 meters was discovered. It is covered by an arch and this floor is on a level of 5.2 meters below the church floor. Sources inform about the construction of this temple in the 6th-7th centuries.

The internal yard of the fortress is divided into two sides. The first one is a house holding yard, where service buildings and stables are located. The second part of the internal yard of the fortress is the church’s yard, where the church is situated.

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