Description: Zvartnots was built in the middle of the 7th century. This architectural masterpiece is a monument which embodies the centuries-long traditions of Armenian architecture. Unfortunately, Zvartnots has survived only in ruins, as it was completely destroyed by a powerful earthquake in the 10th century. However, even the ruins of this temple give us the idea of its rare and majestic beauty.
Type of Work: The major objective of the workcamp is to preserve this historical site for the future generations, to keep it in worthy conditions to allow the visitors to be spiritually enriched and to contemplate the beauty and the splendour of this monument, to support the staff of the Museum of the Zvartnots Cathedral in matters of maintaining the territory and fulfilling different types of work necessary in the particular moment.Activities for the volunteers are as follows:-Maintenance of the territory - removing the over-grown grass, weeds.- National sounds of Zvartnots i learning Armenian national dances, songs.-Cultural program i My impressions about World Heritage . Power point presentations of the volunteers on their impressions and feelings about the project and plans for the future.-Presentation of the countries the volunteers come from, and of the UNESCO World Heritage Objects existing there.
Accommodation: Guest house on the territory of the Cathedral.
Approximate Location: You will have lots of interesting excursions and visits to historical monuments and museums, which will be organized during the workcamp. The excursions to the following sights will be organized upon the decision of the camp. The proposed list of the excursions is the following (all the visits are for free): Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, Zvartnots Cathedral ruins, Garni Pagan Temple, Geghard Monastery Complex with a program of PATRIMONITO, Lake Sevan (with a barbecue on the beach). Volunteers will visit Matenadaran-storehouse of ancient manuscripts, Historical Museum of Armenia, National Gallery of Armenia, museum of famous film director S. Parajanov, Vernissage i Armenian big souvenirs market under the open sky and degustation in cognac factory. Different games, Armenian dancing and language lessons will be organized in the workcamp.