Oshakan

Oshakan is one of the most famous places in Armenia. It is the final resting place of Mesrop Mashtots, the inventor of the Armenian alphabet.

After his death in 440, the mortal remains were buried in Oshakan and a small chapel was built at the spot. Only in the second half of the 19th cnetury this chapel was turned into a large, single-nave church, named after Saint Mesrop Mashtots. Today, the church is the lies at the heart of Oshakan.

Since 2005 the orchard next to the church hosts unique art sculptures representing the letters of the Armenian alphabet. V Those sculptures are spectacular works of art. The cross-stones are skillfully carved from reddish tuff.

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