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 Tuesday, October 13 2020 11:47
Alina Hovhannisyan

World Monuments Fund considers deliberate destruction of cultural  heritage unacceptable

World Monuments Fund considers deliberate destruction of cultural  heritage unacceptable

ArmInfo.The World Monuments Fund (WMF) considers the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage of any kind as unacceptable. This was reported by the press service  of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the  Republic of Armenia, referring to the WMF statement made after the  news that the Surb Amenaprkich Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in the city  of Shushi was damaged as a result of military operations in  Nagorno-Karabakh.

This temple was built in the 19th century and then  rebuilt in the 1990s after the war, after which it became a symbol of  the region's revival.

"Through our activities around the world, we have witnessed that the  destruction of cultural heritage, both from the point of view of  local communities and from the point of view of world history, is an  irreversible loss, since it forever severs our ties with the past,  inflicting wounds on the identity of peoples." says the message.

In this regard, the Foundation called on the parties to show  restraint and refrain from any military action in cultural heritage  sites. "The World Monuments Fund is committed to its mission to  preserve our common history around the world through collaboration  with all communities," the source said.  Recall that as a result of  the hostilities unleashed by Azerbaijan with the full support of  Turkey on September 27 in Nagorno-Karabakh, and continuing to this  day, the Cathedral of Surb Amenaprkich Ghazanchetsots (Cathedral of  St. Christ the Savior) in the city of Shushi in Nagorno-Karabakh was  twice struck. Note that the architectural complex consisted of a  church (1868-1887) and a bell tower (1858).

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