Yeghegnadzor Regional Museum of Vayots Dzor


This freshly renovated museum with its horseshoe-shaped entrance holds an intriguing collection of archaeological and ethnographic artefacts encased in professional-looking glass casings. The most notable item is the 14th-century khachkar near the entrance featuring intricate carving.

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