The Areni village was an old and famous village in Vayots Dzor district. In the 13th century the Syunik’s ruler Orbelyan Tarsaitch moved his palace from Yeghegis to Areni. St.Astvatzatzin (Holy Virgin) church is located on the eastern edge of the Areni village. It was built by architect and painter Momik in 1321.
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