Armenia, Ejmiadzin, Zvartnots
Echmiadzin is the 4 th largest city in Armenia. Echmiadzin is to considered the residence Episkoposov and the spiritual center of all Armenians. The main 5 churches of Echmiadzin Holy See of Etchmiadzin, St. Hripsime and Gayane, Shoghakat Monastery and Church of St. Mary. Echmiadzin .Cathedral was built in the beginning of the IV century, by the patriarch of the Armenian Church St. Gregory Illuminator.Zvartnots was built during the reign of Catholicos Nerses III Thai in 643-652 years.
Zvartnots Temple became famous by the historic Sebeos, which is mentioned under the name of St. Gregory St. Gregory in Vagharshapat and in Arapare. It expected that at the territories of Zvartnots was built temple for gods. According to the historic Sebeos, King Trdat III and Gregory the Illuminator met in 301years. In historical sources there is no precise information about the destruction of the temple (it is believed that it was destroyed by the earthquake). We know that it lasted until the XX century ruins of the temple was covered with soil, the excavation was carried out in 1901-07 under the direction of Khachik Dadayan and since 1904 was directed by the Toros Toromyan.