Tatev monastery was founded in the 4th century, it is situated near the village of the same name in part of Zangezur - ancient Syunik. From 10 to 13 th centuries it was as an educational center. At the end of the 8-th century Syunik's bishop was sitting there. Tatev's castle and monastery is composed from 3 churches, also there are mausoleum, refectory, bookhouse as well as other auxiliary buildings.
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