|AREA IN THE LOWER COURSE OF THE BASUTAJUR
The ruins of this Armenian village are situated at a distance of 1 km of the Kapan district border, on the altitude of 910 m above the sea. The church 0.9 km northwest of the village is undamaged. It was planned as a single nave vaulted basilica, built of coarse stone and mortar. The interior was plastered. The only entrance was made in the southern wall. There were two sacristies by both sides of the altar, and the baptism font was in its usual place - in the northern wall. Dimensions: 14.50x9.10 m. Simple crosses that adorn the polished surfaces of some of the masonry stones, were carved in the style characteristic of the XVI-XVII cent. Building and compositional peculiarities of the church are also characteristic of the mentioned period.
|Berkni. Church seen from southeast.|