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Gravestones with Armenian, Georgian inscriptions discovered in Tbilisi

Gravestones with Armenian and Georgian inscriptions were found during the restoration of the Dry Bridge in Tbilisi last week, Jnews reported.

Gravestones with Armenian, Georgian inscriptions discovered in Tbilisi

Gravestones with Armenian, Georgian inscriptions discovered in Tbilisi

STEPANAKERT, OCTOBER 18,  ARTSAKHPRESS: The tombstones are numbered with red paint which has caused outrage among the public.

Diplomats of the Armenian Embassy in Georgia have already visited the construction site to examine the gravestones. Also, the diplomats have contacted representatives of the construction company and are working with Georgian authorities to determine the fate of the gravestones, the embassy said in a statement on 11 October.

According to the news outlet, a commission has been set up in Georgia to deal with the findings. The commission features representatives of the Georgian Ministry of Culture, National Agency for the Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tbilisi Municipality.

Several options for resolving the issue are being considered: the transfer of the gravestones to the Armenian community of Georgia, their placement in the Khojivank Pantheon of Tbilisi or transfer to any other Georgian museum.


     

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