Khor Virap translates loosely as "deep pit" and is one of the most significant historical sites in Armenia. Gregory the Illuminator, the figure who introduced Christianity to Armenia, was imprisoned in the eponymous pit for 13 years after King Tiridates found out he was Christian. The King eventually fell ill and his sister received a vision that Gregory could heal him if he were released from the pit. Gregory successfully cured the King of his temporary madness and Armenia subsequently became the world's first Christian nation, prior to the practice of Christianity even being allowed in the Roman Empire, in the year 301. The pit itself still exists below the complex and you can descend into it to experience a bit of Gregory's isolation.

Khachkars are a form of art unique to Armenia. Newcomers may confuse them for gravestones as they tend to be arrayed outside of churches and monasteries but they are actually religious monuments. Khachkars follow a general design pattern depicting the mortal Earth at the bottom, the Church and Christ in the middle, and Heaven at the top. They are symbolic of acceptance of Christ leading man towards Heaven. Echmiadzin hosts a number of intricately carved examples and you'll find many at monasteries around the country such as Novarank and Sevanavank.

The Shaki Waterfall in Syunik Province is one of Armenia's most stunning sights.

This is raw video from the front window of the Wings of Tatev aerial tramway in Armenia. It is the longest reversible aerial tramway built in only one section, and holds the record for Longest non-stop double track cable car.

View from the top of the Shaki Waterfall in Syunik Province.

Today marked the 27th Independence Day of Armenia. In 1991, 99.5% of the Armenian people voted in favor of seceding from the crumbling Soviet Union and finally establishing a sovereign Armenian state. Fireworks kick off in Republic Square in the evening with a spectacular display launched in front of the history museum. This video was shot using a GoPro Hero5 Black positioned along the edge of the Republic Square fountain pool.

A fire broke out in the Mount Ararat foothills over the Turkish border. The area is lightly inhabited and the fire burned out after around five hours. The flames were visible from Yerevan and smoke wafted over the city, though there was never any danger of the fire coming near the Turkish-Armenian border.