Zvartnots cathedral is a 7th-century centrally planned aisled tetraconch type Armenian cathedral built by the order of the catholicos Nerses the Builder from 643-652. Now it ruins , it is located at the adge of the city of Vagharshapat in Armavir province of Armenia. Zvartnots was built at a time when much of Armenia was under Byuzantine control or influence and during the early envesions of Armenia by the muslim arabs.Dedicated to St. Gregory , it was located the place , where a meeting between king Trdat 3 and Gregory illuminator was supposed to have taken place. According to the medieval Armenian historian Movses Kaghankatvatsi, the cathedral was consecrated in 652.
Vagharshapat commonly known as Ejmiatsin, is the fourth-largest city in Armenia and the most populous town in Armavir province , located about 18 km west of the capital Yerevan and 10 km north of the closed turkish-armenian border. It is one of the historic capitals of Armenia and the main religous center of the Armenian people with the Etchmiadzin cathedral, the most important Armenian apostolic church located in the city. It is thus unofficially known as a holly city. According to Movses Khorenatsi , the area of the Vagharshapat was known as Artimed, derived from the ancient Greek deity Artemis. The territory of ancient Vagharshapat was inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC.
The battle of Sardarabad was a battle of the Caucasus campaign of world war 1 that took place near Sardarabad , Armenia from may 21-29, 1918. Sardarabad was only 40 kilometers west of the city of Yerevan. The battle is currently seen as not only stopping the Ottoman advance into the rest of Armenia but also preventing the complete destruction of Armenian nation. The ottoman defeats at Sardarabad , Bash Abaran, and Karakilisa staved off the annithilation ofv the Armenia nation and the victories here were istrumental in allowing the Armenian national council to declare the independance of the first republic of Armenia.
Bagaran is a village in the Armavir province of Armenia. Its name is derived from the nearby ancient Armenian city of Bagaran which was a large city and fortress that straddled both banks of the Akhurian river and served as a former capital of medieval Armenia. Accourding to the Armenan historian Movses Khorenatsi, Bagaran was founded during the 3rd century BC by king Orontes 4 of Armenia. It quickly became the religious centre of Armenia. During the second half of the sixth century , Bagaran along with the entire canton of Arsharunik became the property of the Kamsarakan princes. In 1394 Bagaran was finally destroyed by Tamerlane.
Yervandashat was an Armenian city and one of the 13 historic capitals of Armenia, serving as a capital city between 210 and 176 BC during the Orontid rule over Armenia and the beginning of their successors the Artaxiad dynasty. It was at a height on the right bank of Aras river, in the Arsharunik canton of Ayrarat province of Armenia major. According to Movses Khorenatsi Orontes founded the Yervandashat to replace Armavir as his capital after Armavir had been left dry by a shift of the Arax river. Ancient Yervandashar was destroyed by the army of the persian king Sapuh 2 in the 360s AD.