Property: The Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
Id. N°: 1011
State Party: Armenia
Criteria: C (ii) (iii)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii):
Criterion (ii): The developments in ecclesiastical architecture represented in an outstanding manner by the Churches at Echmiatsin and the archaeological site of Zvartnots had a profound influence on church design over a wide region.
Criterion (iii): The Churches at Echmiatsin and the archaeological site of Zvartnots vividly depict both the spirituality and the innovatory artistic achievement of the Armenian Church from its foundation.