The Spirit of Survival : Armenians through the Camera's Eye
Exhbit Label:
THE MONASTERY OF VARAK
Van, Armenia, Historic Armenia
Ottoman Empire, c.1910
Varaka Vank, as it is known in Armenia, was a complex of church buildings and living quarters for the monks who were highly skilled scribes and illuminators of manuscripts.It was founded in the 11th century by the Armenian king of Vaspurakan. Varaka Vank and its precious library of illuminated manuscripts was destroyed by fire set by the Turks in 1915.
Credit Line:
Courtesy of Haroutune Hazarian
Photo ID#:
HAZARIAN, Haroutune 31–78
Place:
Van/Van Vilayet/Ottoman Empire/Turkey
Date:
1910
Photographer:
Unknown
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