Kasagh Basilica

The Kasagh Basilica (Քասաղի բազիլիկա),[1][2] formally known as the Holy Cross Church (Սուրբ Խաչ եկեղեցի, Surb Khach yekeghetsi), is an early medieval Armenian church in the town of Aparan in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. [3] It is dated by scholars to the fourth or fifth century.[1][4][5] It was originally within the grounds of the Arsacid (Arshakuni) dynasty palace.[1][5] The church was partly restored in 1877.[4]

Aparan Basilica
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The basilica in 2014
Religion
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
Location
LocationAparan, Aragatsotn Province, Armenia
Geographic coordinates40°35′42″N 44°21′29″E / 40.595065°N 44.357969°E / 40.595065; 44.357969Coordinates: 40°35′42″N 44°21′29″E / 40.595065°N 44.357969°E / 40.595065; 44.357969
Architecture
TypeSingle-nave undomed basilica
StyleArmenian
Completed4th or 5th century

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  1. ^ a b c Shakhkyan, G. (1986). "Քասաղի բազիլիկ [Kasagh basilica]". Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia Volume 12 (in Armenian). p. 419.
  2. ^ http://www.armeniaculture.am/am/Encyclopedia_hay_mshakuyti_hanragitaran_haykakan_vaghqristoneakan_chartarapetutyuny/page-5
  3. ^ Edwards, Robert W., "Kʽasał" (2016). The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, ed., Paul Corby Finney. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing. pp. 6–7. ISBN 978-0-8028-9017-7.
  4. ^ a b Thierry, Jean-Michel (1989). Armenian Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams. p. 545. ISBN 0-8109-0625-2.
  5. ^ a b Arakelian, Babken N.; Yeremian, Suren T.; Arevshatian, Sen S.; Bartikian, Hrach M.; Danielian, Eduard L.; Ter-Ghevondian, Aram N., eds. (1984). Հայ ժողովրդի պատմություն հատոր II. Հայաստանը վաղ ֆեոդալիզմի ժամանակաշրջանում [History of the Armenian People Volume II: Armenia in the Early Age of Feudalism] (PDF) (in Armenian). Yerevan: Armenian SSR Academy of Sciences Publishing. p. 566.
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