The Tatev Gavazan – A Celestial Compass

The Tatev Gavazan – A Celestial Compass

Every visitor of the 9th-10th-century Tatev Monastery located in the Syunik Province, Armenia, has probably seen the pendulous stele, the most interesting and mysterious monument of the monastery. Called the Gavazan Siun (Gavazan Pillar), this monument dedicated to the Holy Trinity was erected in 893 – 895. The Gavazan is an octahedral stone pillar standing …

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