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Battle of Avarayr

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Battle of Avarayr

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"THE BATTLE OF VARDANANK"(AVARAYR)

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St. Vartan and the Battle of Avarayr - Mesrobian school Bourj Hammoud

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St. Vartan and the Battle of Avarayr - His Holiness Aram I

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St. Vartan and the Battle of Avarayr - Armenian Schools in Lebanon

The Battle of Avarayr was fought on 26 May 451 AD on the Avarayr Plain in Vaspurakan between the Armenian Army under Vardan Mamikonian and Sassanid Persia. It is considered one of the first battles in defense of the Christian faith in history. Although the Persians were victorious on the battlefield, the battle proved to be a major strategic victory for Armenians, as Avarayr paved the way to the Nvarsak Treaty of 484 AD, which affirmed Armenia's right to practise Christianity freely.
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