Tigranakert of Artsakh: The Tigranakert of Artsakh is one of the four cities founded by the Armenian king Tigranes the Great in 95–55 B.C. which was built to guard the eastern frontiers of ancient Armenia. The remains of the city were discovered in the territory of Artsakh in March 2005. During the excavations, over 10 inscriptions have been discovered in Armenian and Greek, dating to the 5th and 7th centuries A.D..
A.I. Boltunova /Ancient cities of Georgia and Armenia / Antique city / Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union, Institute of Archeology - M.: USSR Academy of Sciences Publishing House, 1963, p. 161
2. Hewsen, Robert H. (2001). Armenia: A Historical Atlas. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 58, 73, map 62. ISBN 0-226-33228-4.
3. Asbarez, daily newspaper (Los Angeles, CA) “Museum at Ancient Ruins of Tigranakert Opens in Nagorno-Karabakh”, June 8, 2010
4. “Archeologist Raises Alarms Over Azerbaijan’s Shelling of an Ancient City”, hyperallergic.com , October 3, 2020
Amaras Monastery (4th century): An Armenian monastery founded by Gregory the Illuminator.In the 5th century Mesrop Mashtots, the inventor of the Armenian alphabet established the first-ever Armenian school there. In 1988 and 1991 the monastery was attacked by Azerbaijani troops.
1. Pavstos Byuzand. Armenian History (written in 4th-5th centuries).
2. Movses Kaghankatvatsi. History of Aluank. Book I. Chapter XIV (written in 7th-10th centuries).
3. Viviano, Frank. “The Rebirth of Armenia”, National Geographic Magazine, March 2004
4. John Noble, Michael Kohn, Danielle Systermans. Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Lonely Planet; 3 edition (May 1, 2008), p. 307
5. Notes from Lord Hylton, MA ARICS, resulting from a visit to Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia 13-21 April 1998
6. David B. Barrett, George Thomas Kurian, Todd M. Johnson / World Christian encyclopedia: a comparative survey of churches and religions in the modern world / Oxford University Press, 2001 - p.92 (876)
Tsitsernavank Monastery: An Armenian monasterywith a three-nave basilica, like most of those in Armenia of 5th-6th centuries.
1. Paolo Cuneo, “La basilique de Tsitsernavank dans le Karabagh,” Revue des Études Arméniennes 4 (1967), pp. 203—216
2. Tom Sinclair. Architecture: Armenian Monasteries // Encyclopedia of Monasticism / Associate Editors John W. Barker Gail Geiger Richard Lansing. — Routledge, 2013. — P. 54
3. Orthodox encyclopedia, ed. by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexius II, article “Armenia”
Dadivank Monastery: An Armenian monastery (9th-13th century) with Armenian script engraved into its walls, in addition to several 13th century frescoes.
1. Robert G. Ousterhout. A Byzantine settlement in Cappadocia. — Dumbarton Oaks, 2006. — p. 151.”In the Armenian monastery of Dadivank’, however, dated 1211, a four-columned, domed hall is set into a range of rooms chat included the kitchen and refectory.”
2. Lydia А. Durnovo, Essays on the Fine Arts of Medieval Armenia. Moscow. 1979. [In Russian]
Khadavank Monastery: Armenian inscription by Ter Hovhannes Khachenetsi who built the church of the Khadavank Monastery in 1204.
1. The preserved piece is currently on display in Matenadaran Institute of Ancient Manuscripts in Yerevan, Armenia.
Gandzasar Monastery: An Armenian monastery in its style similar to the plans of the Armenian churches of Geghard, Hovhannavank and Harichavank, also built in the 13th century. Azerbaijani historians intentionally omit the fact that Gandzasar is a typical example of Armenian architecture of the 10th-13th centuries, as well as the numerous Armenian inscriptions in the drawing of the facade.
1. Thierry, Jean. Eglises et Couvents du Karabagh. Antelais, Lebanon, 1991, pp. 161-165
2. de Waal, Thomas (2013). Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War (2nd ed.). New York University Press. p. 168.
3. Schnirelmann, Victor (2003). Войны памяти: мифы, идентичность и политика в Закавказье [Memory wars: myths, identity and politics in Transcaucasia] (in Russian). Moscow: Akademkniga. p. 212. ISBN 5-94628-118-6.
Armenian Roots of Shushi: The oldest artifact found in the village of Shosh was an Armenian Gospel created by the calligrapher Ter-Manuel in 1428.
1. Boris Baratov. A Journey to Karabakh. Moscow, 1998, pp. 32–33
2. Bishop Makar Barkhudariants. History of Aghvank. Volume 1, Vagharshapat, 1902, p. 384