ArmInfo. Charitable organization "Armenian Support Team" launched a new charity project "New Armenia - Ancient Armenia!" In Armenia or Unknown treasures of Armenia.
According to the head of the charity organization and blogger Roman Baghdasaryan, during the project, throughout the course of 2020, the "team" will acquaint the public and tell her about the unique cultural and historical monuments of medieval Armenia, which, unfortunately, are known only to a narrow circle of specialists. They did not enter the annals of the popular "treasures" of ancient Armenia and, strangely enough, were completely ignored not only by those who were called to preserve and restore the monuments, but also by holy Etchmiadzin.
The first such monastery is Nekhuts, of the 10th century, located in the village of Arzakan of the Kotayk region. The "team" organized shooting of the monastery with the participation of model and TV presenter Ani Zakaryan, dressed in a national costume (taraz), provided to the project free of charge by fashion designer Lilil Melikyan. The "Teams" will also focus on other historical monuments lost in the mountains of Armenia and unreasonably forgotten, which have not become its hallmark.
These "forgotten" ancient Armenian churches will find "new life" on postcards and possibly on calendars. In autumn, the authors of the project in Yerevan intend to organize a photo exhibition of so far six lost Nekhutsu similar monasteries and churches, which will be prepared by the project photographer - Manvel Harutyunyan. "There are a large number of magnificent historical and architectural monuments in Armenia, which no one knows about, which are not interesting to either the state or Etchmiadzin. It is necessary to somehow "take them out of nonexistence", look for investors to preserve and preserve, and in some cases, to restore. It is important to lay new tourist routes in these ancient places. And in this way we want to draw attention to this "lost> heritage of the people. This will help give a new impetus to the development of tourism," says Baghdasaryan.