Julfa - History of Armenian cross-stones: Documentary

Posted on May 04, 2016



The film shows history of Armenian city and cemetery of Julfa or Jugha, currently known as Old Jugha. The city had up to 10,000 khachkar (cross-stones) cemetery, included in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Since 1921 Nakhichevan, where the city was located was included in newly founded Azerbaijan by Soviet official. Since late 1990s destruction of the cemetery started by Azerbaijan, ended in 2005, when the khachkar field was completely bulldozed. The film is by Tiran Karapetian. 2006

Up today UNESCO didn't make a single statement condemning Azerbaijan. The cemetery is still included in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.

Source: Research on Armenian Architecture Organization (RAA)

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