ArmInfo. On September 17, the results of the US government-funded Meghri Cultural Heritage Conservation Program were summed up. According to the press service of the US Embassy in Armenia, the event was attended by US Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia Lynne Tracy, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Narine Khachatryan, representatives of the communities of the Syunik region.
For the implementation of the project, which began three years ago, the US Ambassador Fund for the Preservation of Cultural Property allocated a grant of $ 510 thousand, which was aimed at preserving and restoring the frescoes of the Surb Sarkis church in Meghri. This is the largest fundraising project to date, funded by the Fund in Armenia. To implement the program, the US Embassy, in partnership with the Department of Education, Science, Culture and Sports and the non-governmental organization AMAP Human Development, carried out thorough research on the church, modernizing the drainage system, replacing the roof, and installing ventilation systems. In addition, the road leading to the church was repaired. Along with these works, a professional team was engaged in the restoration of frescoes in the church.