Tatev in numbers

  • Tatev Monastery was founded in the 9th century.
  • Syunik region has been a religious center since the IXth century.
  • Was devastated by the .
  • In 1995 Tatev Monastery was considered for entry in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Had three underground passages.
  • At the Monastery stands a unique, six-meter pendulous column, built upon a rotating joint and crowned with a cross-stone.
  • This was the location of Tatev University – the largest medieval university in Armenia, founded in 1373 by Ovanes Vorotnetsi.