We present to your attention another victim of Azerbaijani vandalism. Before you is the Surb Karapet monastery in the town of Abrakunis in the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic. The photos have been taken in the 1980s.
The rich and crowded Armenian city of Abrakunis was destroyed in 1604 by Shah Abbas. Its inhabitants were deported to Iran. After the death of the city of Abrakunis, the 14th-century Surb Karapet monastery itself survived for another 400 years until the end of the Soviet regime.
Eventually, the leadership of Azerbaijan destroyed the monastery in the mid-1990s.
Now, in the place of the ancient settlement is a small Turkic settlement with a Turkic name. And on the site of the monastery is an empty field.
Destruction of the Armenian cemetary, Jougha, part I
Destruction of the Armenian cemetary, Jougha, part II
Destruction of the Armenian cemetary, Jougha, part III