Continuing the road  is Kuriswith small 17th c. S. Sargis church N.

    Karchevan        has        18th c.     S. Astvatsatsin church, cemetery, castle traces nearby. Karchevan is famous for the impenetrable dialect of its inhabitants and impressive waterfall nearby. On the S side of the village are traces of late hellenistic period burials. It was bought and given to Tatev monastery by King Smbat  Bagratuni (890- 914). Somewhere  in  this  general


area in the mountains W of the Meghri river is a ruined mosque once a significant Muslim pilgrimage site.