Day archives: September 1st, 2020

Porta Monastery In Ardvin Needs Restoration

Porta Monastery In Ardvin Needs Restoration

The Armenian Monastery of Porta (Փորթա) located in the village of Pernal, Historic Armenia, is awaiting restoration. The monastery complex built by Ashot I, a 9th-century Armenian king from the Bagratuni dynasty, consists of a church, chapel, bell tower, and fountain. Unfortunately, it was recently plundered by vandals and Turkish treasure hunters. Interestingly, Turkish sources …