Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Aghtamar

Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Aghtamar

Cathedral of the Holy Cross is a medieval Armenian Apostolic cathedral located on Akdamar (Aghtamar) Island, in Lake Van in eastern Turkey. It built in the 10th century AD as a palatine church for the kings of Vaspurakan and later serving as the seat of the Catholicosate of Aghtamar.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Van Province

Site History: 10th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Armenian

Later Cultures: Armenian

Site Features: Armenian & Christian Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Akdamar Church

Date of Submission: 2015

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