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New documentary on Armenia’s influence on Europe

05:02, 02.06.2012 Region: World News, Armenia Theme: Society, Culture

A new film by Arsen Hakobyan tells about Armenia’s influence on Europe, in the context of exporting Christianity, as well as its church architecture and numerous saints, the Armenian Mirror-Spectator reports.

The film, shot in Armenia, Georgia and in several European countries, provides examples of churches in Europe that were built heavily influenced by the Armenian church structure. Among those churches is San Satiro in Milan, the original architecture of which was based on the Bagaran church of the 7th century.

The film also tells about travels by legendary Leonardo DaVinci to Cilicia, in particular, around the Taurus Mountains. The filmmaker said that the film would be “for all the people who don’t know Armenia and Armenian history.”

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