These two Byzantine monasteries in the Tumanian region from the period of prosperity during the Kiurikian dynasty (10th to 13th century) were important centres of learning. Sanahin was renown for its school of illuminators and calligraphers. The two monastic complexes represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture, whose unique style developed from a blending of elements of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and the traditional vernacular architecture of the Caucasian region.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Obelisk of Odzun||2020||9.3km||site_ao|
|Yellow line tour guide en||41.7km||site_izi|
|Fish-Selling Mannequins of Tsovagyugh||2019||56.9km||site_ao|
|Tbilisi Sulfur Baths||2019||66.5km||site_ao|
|Dry Bridge Market||2019||67.9km||site_ao|
|Vank Bell Tower||2019||67.5km||site_ao|
|An Abandoned Armenian Modernist Gem||2017||41.8km||site_ao|
|Stalin’s Secret Printing House||2018||67km||site_ao|
|Georgia’s Whimsical Soviet-Era Puppet Theater||2018||67.3km||site_ao|
|Ministry of Highway Construction (today: Bank of Georgia)||71.4km||site_brutalism|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.