Brief DescriptionThese two Byzantine monasteries in the Tumanian region from the period of prosperity during the Kiurikian dynasty (10th to 13th century) were important centres of learning. Sanahin was renown for its school of illuminators and calligraphers. The two monastic complexes represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture, whose unique style developed from a blending of elements of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and the traditional vernacular architecture of the Caucasian region.
在基乌里克王朝(Kiurikian dynasty)繁荣时期（大约从公元10到13世纪），土马尼亚地区(the Tumanian region)的这两个拜占庭式修道院是当时重要的学府。萨那欣修道院以其注释和书法学校而举世闻名。这两个修道院建筑群，融汇拜占庭教会建筑风格和高加 索地区本土传统建筑风格，形成了自己独特的艺术风格，代表了亚美尼亚宗教建筑顶尖水平。
777-002 Monastery of Sanahin
777-003 Sanahin Bridge
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/208
Courtesy of Luca from Italy