The Republic of Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman. It was incorporated into Russia in 1828. The country attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The capital is Yerevan.

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Sevan Monastery, Lake Sevan.


Mount Ararat


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Entrance of the Monastery of Geghard.


Roman-built temple at Garni, outside Yerevan. Built by the Armenian King Trdates I in the 1st century AD and dedicated to Helios, the Roman god of the sun.



Geghard Armenia





Sevan Monastery


Garni Armenia


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