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 Monday, August 7 2017 13:28
Tatevik Shahunyan

Iran intends to register 450 Armenian churches in its territory 

Iran intends to register 450 Armenian churches in its territory 

ArmInfo.As part of the tourism development program, Iran has allocated $ 370,000 for the restoration of churches registered in UNESCO World Heritage List.  This was stated by the deputy head of the Organization of Cultural  Heritage, Crafts and Tourism Mohammad-Hassan Talebian during his  visit to the Armenian monastery of St. Thaddeus.

According to Iran Today, in UNESCO World Heritage List at the  territory of Iran, there are three churches - Armenian temples of St.  Thaddeus, St. Stephen and Chapel Dzorzor. "It is necessary to  preserve the image of the historical churches of the country,  therefore the Organization of Cultural Heritage is trying to draw  public attention to them, organizing religious ceremonies and  implementing restoration projects," Talebian said.

The organization also plans to register 450 Armenian and 150 Assyrian  churches. In 2008, the monastery of St. Thaddeus, together with the  monastery of St. Stephen (Stepanos) and Chapel Dzorzor, was inscribed  on the UNESCO World Heritage List under the general title Armenian  Monasteries in Iran. According to UNESCO representatives, these  facilities underscore the power and grandeur of Armenian  architectural traditions.

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