Garni village is best known for its temple with the same name. The temple originates from the Hellenic period (around AD 100) and is suspected to have been dedicated to the Mithra.
Unlike most of the other ancient temples, the one in Garni is built of basalt. It was destroyed by an earthquake at 1679 and reconstructed in the Soviet period (in the early 1970s to be more exact) partly using the original stones that were still there.
There is an entrance fee to the temple area.
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