Day archives: May 26th, 2020

Armenians In Kaffa, Crimea

Armenians In Kaffa, Crimea

The door of the 1371 Surb Sargis (Sergius) church in the city of Kaffa (Theodosia), Crimea, is a fine example of medieval Armenian woodworking. Between the 14th and 17th/18th centuries, Armenians have made up the majority of the population of the city of Kaffa. The local Armenian community mostly comprised refugees from the western and …