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- Garni Temple
- Alt Name:
- Temple of the Sun God
- Ancient Rome
- Western Asia
- 0AD - 99AD
- Emperor Nero
- La Maison Carrée, Haghpat Monastery,
Sanahin Monastery , Roman Forum,
about Garni Temple
The Garni Temple is an impressive looking Greco-Roman temple complex probably built in the 1st century AD by King Tiridates I of Armenia with the support of the Roman Emperor Nero.
Likely dedicated to the ancient deity Mithras, today the Garni Temple lies about 30km to the East of Yerevan and the complex hosts a number of buildings including a royal palace, Roman baths, and a 9th Century church.
Destroyed by an earthquake in 1679, the Garni Temple was partially reconstructed in the 1970s and is now made up of both original and replacement masonry.
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Address: Garni Temple, Garni (near Goght), Armenia
Phone: contact tourist office
By road the Garni Temple is accessible via the H-3. Visitors can get a bus from Yerevan to Garni. Local tours are also available.
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