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Garni Temple

The peristyle temple is situated at the edge of the existing cliff. It was excavated in 19091910 but the full publication of its architecture appeared only in 1933.[1] It has been surmised that it was constructed in the 1st century AD by the King Tiridates I of Armenia, probably funded with money the king received from emperor Nero during his visit to Rome. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garni_Temple]

For more information on the basalt rock formations of the Garni Gorge see... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garni_gorge
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