Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Saint Stepanos Monastery, Iran

Iran-01, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The St. Stepanos Monastery is an Armenian monastery about 15 km northwest of Jolfa city, East Azarbaijan Province northeast Iran. It is situated in a deep canyon along the Arax river on the Iranian side of the border between Azerbaijan and Iran. It was built in the 9th century and rebuilt in the Safavid era after several earthquakes damaged it.


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