The Monastery of Tatev is
a 9th century Armenian monastery located on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev
village in Syunik Province in southeastern Armenia. The term "Tatev"
usually refers to the monastery. The monastic ensemble stands on the edge of a
deep gorge of the Vorotan
River. Tatev is known as
the bishopric seat of Syunik and played a significant role in the history of
the region as a centre of economic, political, spiritual and cultural activity.
In the 14th and 15th centuries