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St. Thaddeus Church, Iran

The seventh-century Armenian church of St. Thaddeus in Azerbaijan Province, Iran, is one of three monasteries in northwestern Iran given World Heritage status by the UN in July 2008. St. Stepanos Church and the Chapel of Dzordzor were also added to the list.

In making the designation, the UN cited, among other things, the monasteries' importance in disseminating Armenian culture into ancient Azerbaijan and Persia.

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