The basilica and archaeological site of Yererouk
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Near the village of Ani-pemza, on the eastern lip of the Akhurian gorge, Ani region
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The fourth-fifth century basilica of Yererouk, which is built on a rocky knoll pierced by caves, is one of the earliest Christian monuments in Armenia. Following an earthquake in the seventeenth century, the church survives as a substantial ruin surrounded by the archaeological remains of monastic and secular buildings.