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Ancient Churches of Iran will be registered in the UNESCO

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Ancient Churches in Maku and Julfa will be registered as Iran's seventh international heritage in the Unesco World Heritage List!

The church of Saint Stephanos is the most magnificent church of Iran which has been built inside a large castle with seven high towers for protecting it, the church's architectural style is a mixture of Urartian, Parthian, Greek, and Roman styles that came to be known as Armenian subsequent to the construction of the fantastic structures of Echmiadzin, Thaddeus, Akhtamar, and indeed Stephanos.



And the church of Saint Thaddeus is the holiest church of Iran, according to Armenian legend, the Apostle Thaddeus (generally identified as St. Jude) reached here about 66 AD and built the worlds first church, according to the same legend, he and another disciple, Simon the Zealot, were later martyred and buried in the site of Irans first church.

On the feast day of St. Thaddeus (19 June), Armenian pilgrims from all over the world camp here for three days to attend the ceremonies.




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 Wow ancients church and they look marvellous.

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The architecture is incredible.
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  Quote ArmenianSurvival Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Sep-2004 at 21:55
A great salute to Armenian architecture Cyrus . The Saint Stephanos Church is awesome. Everytime i see a picture of the inside of an Armenian church i get the chills because theyre about 30 degrees Farenheit colder than the outside temperature....Anyways keep the pictures comming if you find more.
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