Paris, France, Khatchkar D'Alfortville

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Subject:The Armenian Genocide (view image)
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture, Park
Sponsor(s):City of Alfortville & individual sponsors
Architect/Designer/Artist:Khachkar brought from Armenia – artist unknown
Placement:The Khatchkar is a freestanding sculptural work.
Physical Setting:In the urban fabric, in the square formerly named Carnot, renamed "Achtarak" after the inauguration of the genocide monument. The place is located on an uphill street.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Physical Condition:Very well preserved.
Inscription:In the memory of the 1,500,000 Armenian victims of the genocide ordered by the Turkish government in 1915. (Translated from Armenian and French).
Location:Place d’Achtarak
Paris, Paris France
Construction Began:Early 1980s
Construction Completed:1984
Dedication Date:April 1984
Prior Use of Site:Public property – urban space