For the people of #Artsakh the monument, embodying folk wisdom and ancient Christian traditions, is #Gandzasar (the mount of treasures), the monastery, proudly standing on the high hill at the left bank of the river of Khachen. People call Gandzasar differently - “the greatest miracle of the Armenian architecture”, “church similar to the heaven’s cupola church”, “ perfect creation”, but the human tongue is powerless to describe this truly grand sight.
Armenian khachkars, meaning "cross-stones," in Noratus Cemetery. There are over 800 khachkars (stone crosses) in the territory of the cemetery, carved between the IX-XVII centuries. This field with Khachkars’, in Noratus is the second largest after the historical cemetery at Jugha (Nakhichevan) with around 2,500 khachkars, which were systematically destroyed by Azerbaijan from 1998-2005.