Nameless Bridge

A cross-stone, set in the apse of a church (rebuilt from its very foundations in 1892) located in Manashid Village, Shahumian District—stripped of its Armenian population and annexed by Azerbaijan since 1992—Republic of Artsakh (RMK), bears an inscription commemorating the construction of a bridge in 1259.

Four lines in the Armenian original (see it in the Armenian text) carved on the lower part of the cross-stone (165 x 110 centimetres):

Transl.: In the year 708 (1259), in the name of God, I, Sargis, …Arevshat’s grandson, built… a bridge…

Published for the first time.