Friday, April 24, 2015

Sanahin, Armenia

Focus on Sanahin Cemetery:  Every year, April 24 is solemnly commemorated as Armenian Genocide Day. Beginning exactly 100 years ago, the Armenian population of eastern Turkey was eliminated at the hands of the Ottomans. Eastern Armenia survived, initially under Soviet rule and now as the Republic of Armenia. Buried here are four who were not part of the Armenian genocide, but their demise must have been tragic nonetheless. The year of death engraved on the headstone is the same for all. Now. only their names and ghostly etchings remain to haunt the hallows of Sanahin. [2015]

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