Armenian Cultural And Spiritual Heritage In Historical Armenia Is Disappearing, Collapsing, Or Being Destroyed

A 3,000 years old fortress is used as a barn in Mardin

The 3000-year-old Dermetina fortress in the village of Gyumyushova in Mardin, Historical Armenia, is used by locals as a barn. This was reported by

Residents of the district have repeatedly addressed the authorities to protect the fortress, but in vain.

According to the source, a church with ruined walls is adjacent to the castle. The same fate awaits the castle.


Armenian cultural and spiritual heritage in Sasun has been wiped out after the Armenian Genocide

The website Demokrathaber writes that the Armenian cultural and spiritual heritage in Sasun left after the Armenian Genocide is being methodically destroyed.

Demokrathaber also touched upon the issue of the eradication of Armenian traces in the Bingel (Sasun, Chapagjur) region in Historical Armenia.

“Armenian churches are mostly destroyed, though some are adapted into stables. One of such untouched churches is located in the center of Adakla. Right next to this church, a mosque was built. Locals do not know the name of the church but emphasize that it was Armenian,” writes Demokrathaber.

Demokrathaber also raised the issue of the renovation of another destroyed Armenian church, the Church of St. George. Three years ago, the governor promised to renovate it, but so far, no steps have been taken, and the church is now irretrievably degrading.


The Armenian church of Surb Astvatsatsin in Urfa is decaying

As reported by “Urfanews”, the Armenian church of Surb Astvatsatsin in the village of Germush of the Khaliliyeh province of Urfa, Historical Armenia, has decayed over time.

According to historical sources, this church was built in the 19th century. The last time this church was renovated was in 1881 under Hakob Ardvisyan. Then, left without care for over a century, it has gradually degraded with time.

At noon on December 29, 1895, the Turks gathered by the Surb Astvatsatsin Church where about 3,000 Armenians had found refuge – mostly women and children. The Turks tore the doors down and entered the church. Realizing that they would waste time killing the Armenians one after another, they filled the courtyard of the church with 50 boxes of oil and set them to fire. Everyone inside was burned alive.

The Armenian church of Sebastia to be turned into a museum

According to, since last year, repairs have been ongoing in the historic Armenian church of the Gurun district of Sebastia (Sivas), Historical Armenia.

The renovation of this 19th-century church is to be completed by the end of this year. The entire renovation program is estimated at 4 million liras.

Gurun Mayor Nammi Chifti noted that after the reconstruction, the church will be turned into a museum and a tourist center.

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