Place:Akdamar Island, Turkey


NameAkdamar Island
Alt namesAght'Amarsource: Wikipedia
Aghtamarsource: Wikipedia
Ahktamarsource: Wikipedia
Located inTurkey

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Akdamar Island, also known as Aghtamar or Akhtamar, is the second by size of four islands in Lake Van in the south of Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey, about 0.7 km2 in size, situated about 3 km from the shoreline. At the western end of the island a hard, grey, limestone cliff rises 80 m above the lake's level (1,912 m above sea level). The island declines to the east to a level site where a spring provides ample water. It is home to a tenth-century Armenian Cathedral church, known as the Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross (915-921), and was the seat of an Armenian Catholicos from 1116 to 1895.

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