24 August 2019 - 09:34
Ancient Chapel Embedded in Nature

Chapel of Chupan as an ancient site is located in a deep canyon and embedded in nature. This historical chapel has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

Iran (IMNA) - Chapel of Chupan is situated in Jolfa County and near Aras River and on the way of Saint Stepanos Monastery, the second Armenian monastery in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan province. This chapel was built during the Safavid period.

According to ancient narratives, in the 16th- century AD, two shepherd brothers constructed two chapels, Chapel of Chupan on the one side of the Aras River and the other one on the opposite side. Unfortunately, in the recent years one of them has been destructed.

The material used in the building are stone and mortar and the interior walls are covered with plaster. As a simple chapel, it lacks any kind of lithograph. It has a small dome and its arches like other chapels and churches is crescent-shaped.

This historical chapel is part of Iran’s Armenian Monastic Ensemble and is also inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

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