Deterioration Of 10th Century Monastery Leaves Holy Etchmiadzin Dist

DETERIORATION OF 10TH CENTURY MONASTERY LEAVES HOLY ETCHMIADZIN DISTANT

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June 15 2011
Armenia

YEREVAN. – Know Your Country youth initiative continues its campaign
‘Clean up ancient sites of modern waste’.

Young activists recently visited Gdevank monasterial complex (10th
century) and cleaned up its surroundings of household waste.

Initiative members messaged about inconsolable sate of the historical
spot to Armenian News-NEWS.am.

‘Holy Etchmiadzin refuses to take under its wing the hundreds of
inactive churches throughout Armenia while the Ministry of Culture
motivates its aloofness by fiscal shortage,’ reads the message.

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