Amenaprkich Monastry of Poghosagomer. Artsakh

  • by Western Armenia, July 08, 2024 in Patrimony

The monastery is located in the Martakert region of Artsakh, not far from Poghasagomer village.

The church is built on the edge of a promontory near a stream flowing through a local scrubby valley.

Although the date is not mentioned in the record, the church must have been built at the beginning of the 13th century, because it is mentioned that the church was built during the reign of Hassan's son Vakhtang, the prince of Nerqin  Khachen who died in 1214.

The church is a cross-shaped structure with a central dome both externally and internally.

Of the crosses, only the senior tabernacle is semicircular, the rest are rectangular.

It is built with small and medium-sized rough and hewn limestone stones. The cornerstones and windows of the church are sacred.

The top of the church dome has not been preserved.

Near the church is the old cemetery, as well as the new village cemetery. 12th-13th century khachkars and their fragments have been preserved in the old cemetery.

During the Artsakh wars, the church was not damaged, although it was in a dilapidated state and was in need of repair.
After the September 2023 war and the forced displacement of  Armenians from Arcakh the church was under the control of Baku.