“Kkvi bun” Church
Date of construction: 12th-18th century
Location: Askeran/ Avetaranots village (former Chanakhchi)
The monument is located on the top of a round, rocky hill rising near the vegetable plots. It is a single-nave, vaulted building, rather small in size (5.5 X 4.5 m), made of cracked stones connected with solid lime mortar. It probably served as a chapel. Now the monument is in a dilapidated condition, the central part of the district and the entrance part are destroyed. It does not have an accentuated tabernacle and stage and belongs to the type of sanctuary plat, which is very special to the Artsakh School of Architecture. The eastern part is distinguished only by one of the niches in the north and south walls, which were used for ritual items and ritual books. The chapel is surrounded by tombstones and khachkars, and traces of houses can be seen on the platform at the western foot, which indicates that there was once a desert monastery. The three preserved khachkars and the rock cross date back to the 13th-14th centuries.
It is located on the south-western edge of the village, on the bank of Dashkhun river.