The Armenian Genocide Memorial

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Subject:Marks the spot where tens of thousands of Armenian refugees fleeing the atrocities of the Genocide of 1915-1923 first landed in Cyprus - at Larnaca Port. The Memorial represents the gratitude of the Armenian nation towards the people of Cyprus for their generousity and assistance to the Armenian refugees, and stands in memory of the countless victims of the Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Commemorative Plaque, Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):The Governments of Cyprus and Armenia
Architect/Designer/Artist:Angelos Demetriou, Designer; Georgios Kalakallas, Sculptor
Placement:Adjacent to the entrance to Larcana's Marina and Port.
Physical Setting:On flat land donated by the Government of Cyprus that is linked to Larnaca’s main promenade by a square designed by the Kalaydjian Foundation.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:Larnaca's Port
Physical Condition:New
Inscription:This Monument Marks the Spot Where Armenian Refugees Fleeing Persecution During the Genocide of 1915 First Landed in Cyprus. It Represents the Gratitude of the Armenian Nation Towards the People of Cyprus for their Assistance and Generosity to those Refugees and Stands in Memory of the Countless Victims of the Armenian Genocide. (This inscription, located at the base of the monument, is in English, Armenian, Greek and Turkish).
Location:Athens Avenue
Larnaca, Cyprus
Design Date:November 2006
Opening Date:May 28, 2008
Prior Use of Site:Open land ajacent to sea port.
Notable Visitors:President Robert Kocharyan, November 2006; President of Cyprus mr. Demetris Christofias, May 2008.

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