Zvartnots

Zvartnots in Armenian means home of happy spirits. Zvartnots as many other churches is in ruins. The ruins of the church let us imagine how huge it was. Zvartnots was called the third top of Mountain Ararat. Zvartnots was built at a time when much of Armenia was under Byzantine control or influence and during the early invasions of Armenia by the Muslim Arabs. Construction of the Cathedral began in 643. Unfortunately it was ruined because of the earthquake. The ruins of Zvartnost remained buried until its remains were uncovered at the start of the 20th century.