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While looking for the best pov possible, I found this lonely local man, who was occupying it. He was admiring the view when I arrived and had no intention to move from there, so I decided to include him also in the frame, adding to the picture also a "human touch" (:D.

On the picture we can see the Tatev monastery, located in south-eastern Armenia, in the Syunik region.
The Monastery was founded in the 4th century and reconstructed in the 9th and 10th centuries. It was an important administrative religious center, since from the early Middle Ages the Tatev archdiocese owned 47 villages and another 677 villages paid taxes to Tatev. The Tatev village itself was granted to Tatev archdiocese in 844 and it belonged to the church till 1912. The monastery had also a university active in the 14th and 15th centuries. It was built on a strategically advantageous location, on a kind of rocky peninsula formed by a deep river gorge, with steep slopes. Detailed infos about the monastery, here.

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