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The story of Hasan Jalal Dawla - An Armenian prince of Artsakh

The story of Hasan Jalal Dawla – An Armenian prince of Artsakh

In 1240 CE, an Armenian prince by the name of Hasan Jalal Dawla attended the consecration of the Church of St. John the Baptist (in Armenian, Surb Hovhannes Mkrtich) within the monastic complex of Gandzasar (an Armenian name meaning “mountain of treasure”). The event was held on the Feast of the Transfiguration (Vardavar) and, according to …

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