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Tegher Monastery

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built for Princess Khatun (also known as Mamakhatun), the wife of Prince Vache Vachutian, Tegher Monastery or Tegheri Vank is an early 13th c. monastery located on the south-eastern slopes of Mount Aragats.

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Tegher Monastery or Tegheri Vank is an early 13th c. monastery located on the south-eastern slopes of Mount Aragats, near the modern village of Tegher. It was built for Princess Khatun (also known as Mamakhatun), the wife of Prince Vache Vachutian, who had purchased the district of Aragatsotn from the Zakarian brothers. Designed by Vardapet Aghbayrik, the same architect who built the monasteries of Saghmosavank and Hovhannavank, it consists of the church of Surb Astvatsatsin (1213 AD) and adjacent gavit completed in 1221. The monastery remained intact during a time when Mongol invasions plagued the lands.