Expert on Armenian monuments sums up 2012

Expert on Armenian monuments sums up 2012

December 27, 2012 | 14:52

YEREVAN.-Chairman of the foundation studying Armenian architecture
Samvel Karapetyan summed up his organization’s work during a meeting
with journalists on Thursday.

The expert said they had organized ÅxpeditionÓ to Armenian communities
of Iran in May and June. Karapetyan also mentioned the expeditions to
Shirak, Lori and Tavush regions organized within the framework of
“SOS-Culture” program.

Speaking about Armenian monuments abroad, the expert said monuments
are vulnerable to destruction in Azerbaijan, pointing out the
destroyed Armenian cemetery in Jugha.

Turkey, on the contrary, is restoring historic monuments for political
purposes. As to Georgia, the monuments are neither destroyed nor
renovated, except for Surb Nshan church in Tbilisi.

The expeditions to Armenia’s north revealed that monasteries in Dsegh
and Pemzashen villages are in need of repair.