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Khor Virap (ArmenianԽոր Վիրապ, meaning deep pit or "deep well") is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the Ararat valley in Armenia.

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Archeological finds. Dragon-stones

Archeological finds. Dragon-stones

In 2017 on December 29th, a souvenir sheet with 2 stamps dedicated to the theme "Archeological finds. Dragon-stones" is put into circulation.


The postage stamp with the nominal value of 160 AMD depicts the dragon-stone (XXII-XVI cc. B.C.), which was found in a place called “Sakhurak” in Geghama mountains. Afterwards, the dragon-stone was relocated to Sardarapat museum.


The postage stamp with the nominal value of 220 AMD depicts the dragon-stone (XXII-XVI cc. B.C.), which was also found in a place called “Sakhurak” in Geghama mountains. Afterwards, the dragon-stone was relocated to the Circular Park of Yerevan. The souvenir sheet presents the original place where the dragon-stones depicted on the postage stamps were found.


Date of issue: December 29, 2017

Designer: Vahagn Mkrtchyan

Printing house: Cartor, France

Stamp size: 30,0 x 50,0 mm

S/sheet size: 90,0 x 60,0 mm

Printrun: 15 000 pcs