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Photographer's Note

Sanahin Monastery is an Armenian monastery founded in the 10th century. The name translates as 'this one is older than that one', presumably representing a claim to having an older monastery than the neighbouring Haghpat Monastery.

The two villages and their monasteries are similar in many ways, and lie in plain view of each other on a dissected plateau formation, separated by a deep crack formed by a small river flowing into the Debed river.

Both monasteries can be visited along with Akhtala monastery and other sites on a great day out in this fascinating part of the country.

All three monasteries (Akhtala, Sanahin and Haghpat) feature in the Sergej Paradjanov movie "The Colour of Pomegranates".

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thanks to Gy for providing the title

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