Shocking destruction at Dad monastery (Artsakh) by RAA

VirtualAni
VirtualAni

July 27th, 2015, 8:49 pm #1

An extremely graphic example of how backward the understanding about the correct treatment and conservation of historical monuments has become in Armenia since independence.

The full scale of it is shamelessly documented in a new pdf publication by the actual vandal responsible for it, Research on Armenian Architecture:http://www.raa-am.com/Book_17/Dad_poqr.pdf

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Anonymous
Anonymous

September 27th, 2015, 2:01 pm #2

At first I thought it was just the bad roofing, but I guess it is progressing systemically with the floors, machine cut stone walls ...
Isn't it normal to usually conduct excavation and sweep the area for missing and damaged masonry and stone before restoring or conserving anything???

I guess nor varagavank's turn has come

http://www.lratvakan.am/?p=23339
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Anonymous
Anonymous

September 27th, 2015, 2:41 pm #3

roofing has been destroyed and fresco painted on interior.
wasn't it more important to save the rare 6-7th century armenian inscription and figures on external wall just crumbling?
http://hetq.am/eng/news/54946/odzun-chu ... lage.html/
http://hetq.am/eng/news/57163/armenias- ... oblem.html


one more video on varagavank
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6AYA7d8jWo
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