The “Tevosants aghbyur” spring


The monument is located on the edge of the main road in the center of Sos, a border village in the Martuni region (Fig. 1).

Historical overview

It is the village's largest spring. The monument was built in 1902, according to the preserved inscription (Fig. 2).

Fig. 1 The general view of the spring, photo by M. Vanyan.

Fig. 2 The inscription on the spring, photo by M. Vanyan.

Architectural-compositional examination

The monument is a typical example of a spring built in Artsakh between the 19th and 20th centuries; beneath it is a narrow and long nave from which the memorial wall rises.It has two wheels. The nave's length is 8.8 meters and its width is 0.6 meters. It's made of polished stones (Fig. 3).

During the Soviet era, the spring underwent minor renovations. "This spring was built by Mikael Khnyovsepeants in memory of his parents, Hovsep and Hripsime in the year 1902," the inscription says.

Fig. 3 The nave of the spring. The photo is from the database of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Artsakh.

The condition before, during, and after the war

The monument is still standing and functional, as it was before the war.

The “Tevosants aghbyur” spring
The "Tevosants aghbyur" spring
The "Tevosants aghbyur" spring