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Karmravank (Vaspurakan)

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Karmravank (Vaspurakan)

Karmravank in Summer 2006
Karmravank (Vaspurakan) is located in Turkey
Karmravank (Vaspurakan)
Shown within Turkey
Basic information
Location southern shore of Lake Van
Geographic coordinates
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Status abandoned
Architectural description
Architectural style Armenian
Groundbreaking tenth century

Karmravank (Armenian: Կարմրավանք, meaning Red Monastery) is an abandoned 10th century Armenian monastery in the Vaspurakan province of historic Armenia[1] (now in the Van Province of Turkey). It was founded by King Gagik I (908-943) of the Artsruni dynasty.[1] It is located 12 kilometers west-northwest of Akhtamar Island.



  1. ^ a b Hewsen, Robert H. (2000), "Van in This World; Paradise in the Next: The Historical Geography of Van/Vaspurakan", in  

See also

  • Narekavank, a nearby 10th century Armenian monastery also founded by King Gagik
  • Akhtamar Island, a nearby island on Lake Van with the 10th century Armenian Church of the Holy Cross

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