Demolition of Armenian Monuments in Armenian Highlands

Demolition of Armenian Monuments in Armenian HighlandsDestruction of antique memorials preserving the history of Armenia in the neighboring countries of the Republic of Armenia still continues.

For the entire period of its 100-year existence, Azerbaijan’s government has been actively seeking its non-existent origins in the ancient geographical locality, which with “help” of Stalin and the Turks was created and called Azerbaijan in the 20th century.

Therefore, the roots of Azerbaijan’s policy of destroying or appropriating monuments of antiquity belonging to Armenia is understandable to some extent.

Georgia has adopted the same policy. The difference between Georgians and Azerbaijanis is that the Transcaucasian Turks along with the Turks living in Western Armenia openly destroy the monuments belonging to the Armenian culture, while Georgians do it quietly or hide these monuments to deliberately throw them into oblivion.

A friend of mine on one of the social networks has kindly provided me with the photos of one of the abandoned ancient fortresses located in modern Georgia, Tmkaberd. Some of the photos can be seen below, the rest is published here.

At my friend’s request, I do not publish his name since he is in some way connected to Georgia and is afraid of the consequences of his actions, which also shows the attitude of Georgians towards Armenians.

• Ruins of the Tmkaberd Fortress in Javakhk, Georgia. Eyewitnesses say that nowadays the only preserved building is the stronghold of the fortress.
• One of the khachkars carried out from the fortress and hidden in the gorge near it among the fragments of other stones, which once have also been khachkars from the fortress.
• A fragment of the khachkar of Tmkaberd with Armenian inscriptions.

Below, for comparison on the care and preservation of antiquities related to Armenia, Armenians, and the Armenian ethnos, we will provide you with photos of ancient monasteries and fortresses located in Iran.

• Monastery of Surb Stepanos, Jolfa, Iran.
• The dome of Surb Stepanos Monastery, Jolfa, Iran.
• Khachkars of the Surb Stepanos Monastery, Julfa, Iran. Residents of Atropatene (the same Transcaucasian Turks calling themselves Azerbaijanis) smeared its walls with plaster, but at the request and the decree of the Iranian authorities, the plaster was thoroughly cleaned and the khachkars were restored.
• Monastery of Saint Thaddeus, Iran.
• The Monastery of Saint Savior, Iran.
• Medieval miniature of the Monastery of Saint Savior, Iran.

To be honest, the attitude towards the antique monuments as in Iran is rarely found even in Armenia itself, which most likely demonstrates the great lack of self-esteem and self-respect in modern Armenian society.


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