Odzun monastery | Silk Road Armenia

Odzun monastery

The monastery of Odzun is located in Odzun village near Alaverdi in Lori district. The church dates to the end of the 6th century. The church is an unusual funerary monument 5th -6th centuries with two sculpted pillars depicting biblical scenes and the Christianization of Armenia. Standing on a tiered base and constructed in polished stone in the form of two arcades, this monument has a delicate harmony of symmetry. The sculptures of Odzun church are remarkable samples of the older Armenian religious art.