The Monastery of Tatev is a 9th century Armenian monastery located in Tatev village in Syunik Marz in southern Armenia. The term “Tatev” usually refers to the monastery.
A legend tells of an event about the construction of the main church, where an apprentice secretly climbs to the top of its steeple intending to place a cross of his own design. However, the apprentice ls spotted by his master during his descent. The apprentice loses his foothold having been noticed, and he falls into the abyss as he calls upon God to grant him wings, which, in Armenian “ta tev”.
Tatev stands on a plateau on the edge of the deep gorge of the Vorotan River. It became the bishopric seat of Syunik and played a significant role in the history of the region as a centre for economic, political, spiritual and cultural activity.
In the 14th and 15th centuries Tatev monastery hosted one of the important Armenian medieval universities which contributed to the education of science, religion and philosophy, reproduction of books and development of miniature painting. Scholars of Tatev University contributed to the preservation of Armenian culture and creed during one of his most Turbulent periods in its history.
In 1995, the monasteries of Tatev, Tatevi Anapat and their adjacent areas of Vorotan Valley were added to the list of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. In October 2010, Armenia launched the world’s longest reversible aerial tramway a 5,750 km long cable-car, as part of its effort to revive tourism in the area.
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