Journey to the fortress of Garni in Armenia

In Armenia, Yerevan is near the village of Garni, the territory of which the oldest monument of ancient Armenian culture. The first mention of the castle date back to Harney IV century BC - from then until the III century BC, it served as the main residence of the Armenian kings. The fortress of Garni is situated on a high rocky cliff and is surrounded by three picturesque gorges and vertical cliffs. On the fourth side is adjacent to the fort plain, was erected 26 meter fortress with 14 interconnected towers with loopholes.

In ancient times, the royal palace consisted of two floors and has held ploschad15h40 m. At the same stateroom occupied ploschad10h20 m. He was decorated with numerous columns, and the walls were decorated with colored plaster. During the archaeological excavations were found many fragments of sculptures, courtly life, architectural decorations. Near the palace was located bath, consisting of 5 rooms, which included the cloakroom, bath with hot and cold water, fire box of a room with water tanks. To have survived mosaic, Laid on the floor of the room. For instance, a cloakroom plot mosaic mostly taken from Greek mythology, It also contains an inscription in Greek. To the north of the palace is a room for the garrison, as well as rooms for servants and other farm outbuildings. One of the jewels of the complex is an ancient pagan temple dedicated to the god of the sun, which was built in the I. n. e. And after the adoption of Christianity it was not destroyed as other pagan temples. Temple hits its harmony and proportionality lines he towers over all the buildings and is visible from all sides. At the base of the temple is located high platform size 15h11 m. The roof of the building rests on 24 pillars of the majestic and powerful. In the northern part of the temple dominates the wide staircase 9 high-speed. The edges of the stairs is richly decorated with bas-reliefs, which depicted kneeling Atlanta with hands uplifted to the top. In nutria temple also has a rich architectural decoration. The walls are ornamented with low relief, ledges on the sides topped various lion heads. During an earthquake 1670 g. The temple was destroyed and rebuilt in the mid-twentieth century by the architect Sainyanom. Dessert - видео крепости Гарни в Армении http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nOlWMRckCQ

10 thoughts on “Journey to the fortress of Garni in Armenia

  1. Ludmila

    Few people know about the fortress of Garni in Armenia, amazing place, it is necessary here to go and see with your own eyes, extraordinary beauty.

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  2. Nikolai

    Very interesting place. I've been there more than once, said this year was even more interesting places in Armenia. Very beautiful place and contains a lot of old buildings. A fascinating article all I recommend to read and relax in Armenia.

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  3. Svetlana

    Last year my husband and I visited Armenia, went to watch the royal palace fortress of Garni.
    Antique Palace – the greatest creation of ancient architecture!!!

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  4. stopnakip

    I once was in Armenia, and our vehicle k fortresses Garni. If you knew, how beautiful, especially in the heat of summer! I do not miss the opportunity to visit there again, or may not be one!

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  5. Igor

    Traveled to Armenia last year. Was quite pleased they are even culture and quality of life in general. For an article with a video thank you so much, even had a little deja vu. 🙂

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  6. Наталья

    Yet it was not possible to visit Armenia. If the road will lead us there, then perhaps start with this place. Anyway, do not miss the opportunity to see their glazami.Spasibo for information

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  7. РоманБ

    Interestingly. At the rate remembered stories, both in Armenia were ancient settlements, but did not know, they still exist.

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  8. Anna Pyatkina

    Looked into the fortress of Garni Armenyy, You can see a very beautiful royal palace built from multiple columns, a very large bath of 5 rooms. It means, that Armenia has long been the king was very fond of the bath. According to the palace reliefs and mosaics can be understood, that in those days believed in the gods, even after the establishment of the one God and Christianity.

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  9. Olaya

    That's where-where, а в Армении очень хочется побывать, да и вообще на Кавказе. Сама природа этого края чего стоит, не говоря уже о достопримечательностях!

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