ARUCH

The village Aruch is one of the oldest settlements of Armenia. According to building inscriptions and manuscripts (Ghevond, Hovanes Draskhanakertsi, Stepanos Taronatsi). In 60-70’s of VII c Aruch church was built by Grigor Mamikonyan and his wife Heghine. It belongs to the “domed hall” type of churches. Inside the big church’s praying hall, by the longitudinal walls, over the two arches connecting the pillars, the dome with its drum raised (now destroyed). Aruch temple is one of the most famous monuments of Early Medieval Armenian architecture.