Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

City of Black Tuff Stone

Capital city Yerevan is also known as “Pink City” because of the main stone used in construction, pink tuff. Just like that, Gyumri is called “City of black tuff” as the black tuff used to be the main consturcting material. Tuff (Italian: tufo)  is a rock type, consisting of volcanic ash extruded during volcanic eruption…

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City of Churches

Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as a state religion.The first Armenian churches were built on the orders of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, and were often built on top of pagan temples.

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