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In 844, following the decimation of Armenia's ruling houses b Arabs, Bishop Davit called the Siunik princes together at the monastery to convince them to grant the monastery estates relics it housed; relics that were meant to protect the kingdom from the infidels.

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How to reach

If you plan to attend, please allows 4 hrs 30 min for the journey from Yerevan in a typical vehicle. Take the M-2 highway south for 227 km, where our directional signs will show the turn to Tatev. From that turn it is 25 km of rough road to the site. You will pass through the villages of Shinuhaiyr and Halidzor on the way to the gorge.