Turkish state backs destruction of Armenian church

1/9/2012 YEREVAN. – Vardzk magazine’s each issue includes topics which were never before covered, stated Samvel Karapetyan, chairman of the foundation studying Armenian architecture, during a press conference on Thursday. In his words, an article in the magazine is devoted to the seventh-century Armenian Church of Mren, which is located in Turkey, very ...

St. Nshan was built on the basis of another Armenian Church, Samvel Karapetyan says

Alisa Gevorgyan “Radiolur” 30/1/2012 The Georgian Patriarchate issued a statement recently, questioning the Armenian origin of St. Nshan Church of Tbilisi, noting that the issue should be solved before the return of the church to the Armenian community can be discussed. The Georgian side says Armenian built their church on the basis of an older Georgian Orthodox Church. They ...

Khachkars belong to Udis as well, but they imbibed Armenian culture, expert Says

16/12/2010 As soon as UNESCO declared Armenian khachkars (cross-stones) part of its Intangible Cultural Heritage, Azerbaijan kicked up an awful fuss, claiming that khachkars belong not to Armenians but Udis, one of the most ancient native peoples of Caucasus. “Khachkars belong to Udis as well, they are nation which imbibed Armenian culture,” Samvel Karapetyan, expert on monuments, ...

Armenian historian blames Georgian authorities for ‘privatizing’ Churches

15/7/2010 Identity crisis?: Armenian historian blames Georgian authorities for ‘privatizing’ churches By GAYANE ABRAHAMYAN ArmeniaNow reporter An Armenian historian and researcher has warned that another Armenian church in Georgia is being Georgianized – St. Gevorg of Mughni Church in Tbilisi, which collapsed last year, and which is currently being reconstructed through the efforts of Georgian authorities, now is proclaimed ...