The spring of Taghot


It is located in Taghot village's center in the Hadrut district (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1 The general view of the spring. The photo is from the electronic database of the Republic of Artsakh's "State Service for the Protection of the Historical Environment".

Historical overview

The spring was built in 1738 on the initiative of Khoja (Armenian merchant) Ghazar, who emigrated to Taghot from the village of Aghverts in Syuniq and settled there in 1719, according to the building inscription. It was created as a tribute to him, his mother Marian, and their deceased ancestors (Fig. 2). "This spring was established by Khoja Ghazar from Aghverts, who settled in Taghot village in 1719. The spring was built in 1738, as a tribute to my (Ghazar's) deceased relatives and mother Marean, both of whom were laborers” (Abrahamyan 2021, 60).

Fig. 2 The inscription on the spring, 2020, photo by G. Budaghyan.

Architectural-compositional examination

It is a vaulted structure made of lime mortar and limestone. The cornerstones of the walls and the arch are polished. There is no nave. The spring measures 2.1 meters in height and 2 meters in width.

The condition before, during, and after the war

The spring was broken and had not been in use for a while, its current condition and state are unknown.


  1. Abrahamyan 2021 - Abrahamyan E., Historical Monuments of Taghot Village, Vardzq, No. 15, Yerevan.
  2. Mkrtchyan Sh., Historical and architectural monuments of Nagorno Karabakh, Yerevan, 1985.
The spring of Taghot
The spring of Taghot
The spring of Taghot