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Marmashen Monastery

Marmashen Monastery is situated in the southwestern part of Vahramaberd village in the Akhuryan region, on the left bank of the Akhuryan River. The monastery comprises two structures—the main Catholic Church and adjacent smaller churches. Historical records indicate that the main church was constructed by the patriotic prince Vahram Pahlavun between 988 and 1029, during the time when Ani served as the stronghold of the Bagratunis. Vahram Pahlavuni left an extensive inscription on the church wall, which has endured through the ages.

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