The most ancient inscriptions on the above mentioned walls date back to 1264 year. On the west wall were found inscriptions dating to 1229, 1284, and XVI century, and on the north side – 1909. Consequently, on the west side of St. Astvatsatsin Church, possibly in early XVII century, adjoined a chapel, on the spot of which at the end of the century was built the Church of St. Katoghike. This discovery is very important, because Church of St. Astvatsatsin is the only medieval church in Yerevan, which has withstood the devastating earthquake of 1679. St. Astvatsatsin Church (which still bears the name Katoghike) is relatively of small size (5.4 x 7.5 m). Due to the very limited facilities, it can offer for the required church rituals, it serves only as a chapel – merely a prayer house.
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