Amberd (aka Ambert)

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Hambert, Armenia

Amberd (aka Ambert) Hambert Reviews

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Amberd fortress Mar 30, 2011
If you ever happen to visit Armenia do not miss the road to Hamberd and the main fortress (well, what's left of it). The road to Hamberd is absolutely breathtakingly picturesque, and there are a few churches (operating and not) could be found on the way to Hamberd. The fortress was constructed in the 7th century AD and destroyed in 1296 by the Mongols. Thankfully, currently a large portion of the fortification walls, bath house and church still remain intact.

I was amazed to find out that the bath house, built sometime between the 10th and 11th centuries, at some time used hypocaust heating to heat the floors. Pipes that ran through the floors and walls of the structure were heated by a fire built under the floor, which then forced the heat throughout the bathing rooms.
Amberd, Armenia
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travelman727 says:
Nice review! I will definitely visit Amberd fortress if I'm fortunate to visit Armenia :-D
Posted on: Jun 22, 2011
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