Monday, April 20, 2015

Sanahin, Armenia

Focus on Sanahin Cemetery:  Climbing up the ridge behind the Sanahin Monastery is the cemetery, which is still an active burial place for the community. In traditional  Armenian cemeteries, khatchkars, or stone crosses, are among the most common grave markers. In fact, if you were limited to displaying just one icon to represent Armenian culture it would be the khatchkar, which is now on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. [2015]

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