YEREVAN (Armenpress)–An exhibit depicting the destruction of Armenian cultural monumen’s–beginning during the time of the Armenian genocide of 1915–opened on Tuesday in the courtyard of Yerevan State University.
The exhibit–titled "Cultural Genocide," is a collection of photos provided by the organization Research on Armenian Architecture that depict the destruction of Western Armenian monumen’s by foreign forces.
Organizers say the photos reveal the human and cultural genocide that began in 1915 by the Ottoman Empire–and which continues until now–in an effort to destroy what has been created by a nation–to effectively erase a great part of the cultural heritage of Armenia’s.
"Cultural genocide is very dangerous–as a whole civilization–history of a people–centuries-long heritage–and traditions fall victim," said Tadevos Charchian–a member of the "Nikol Aghbalian" students’ union–one of the organizations that put together the exhibit. "A nation or people who does not have spiritual values is somehow deprived from its past."
The student council of the Yerevan State University’s History Department also helped organize the exhibit.