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St.Mesrop Mashtots

Interesting places of Oshakan village  are  St. Mesrop Mashtots church ( 1875-79yy) and  cyclopic fortress ( II mil. B.C..)

The Oshakan castle (Aragatsotn district) was first mentioned by the historian Pavstos Byuzand for the first time during the 4th century.

In the center of Oshakan is standed a church named St.Mesrop Mashtots,who  is best known for having invented the Armenian alphabet c. 405 AD, which was a fundamental step in strengthening Armenian national identity. The hall in the church built by the Catholicos Gevorg IV during the 1875-1879, was also built by Vahan Amatuni in the 443. There is a grave of Mesrop Mashtots under the altar of this church. There is a monument honor Mesrop Mashtots in the entrance to Oshakan. The monument looks like an opened book and there is Armenian alphabet on the left part of it.

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