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Alternate name: Vernashen, (Armenian: Վերնաշեն; formerly, Bashkend). 39°48' N 45°22' E,  52.2 miles ESE of Yerevan, a village in Vayots Dzor region. [July 2009]

During medieval times, at least one Jew owned land at Astvatsatsin Spitakavor, part of the village of Vernashen (once called Srkoghovk) in the Vayots Dzor region. "An additional surprise was the discovery of an Armenian inscription that mentioned the purchase of a plot of land by an Armenian from a Jew, considering that throughout the Middle Ages in Europe Jews were not permitted to own land. This discovery was at Spitakavor Astuadzadznin." Source: Gerald E. Ottenbreit, Jr., [February 4, 2002]

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