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    S. Hripsime Church of 618, built to the right of the main road on the traditional site of this martyrís tomb-traditionally; she and her virgin followers came escaping persecution in Rome and were put to death by King Tiridates; her relics were allegedly pilfered in the 17th century by two Latin monks, but then recovered, except for fragments which by 1830 had reached churches in Venice, Goa in India, Nakhichevan, and Galata in Constantinople.

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