Malatia-Sebastia, Yerevan, Armenian Genocide Memorial

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Subject:The Sebastia [Sivas] area victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Inscription, Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Local population of Sebastia ancestry
Architect/Designer/Artist:Architect: Rafael Israelian
Placement:Freestanding sculptural work.
Physical Setting:Flat land.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:Amenities in central Yerevan.
Physical Condition:She had a question mark only.
Location:Yerevan, Armenia
Location Description:Nor Sebastia is located slightly northwest of central Yerevan.
Proposal Date:after 1965
Construction Began:1967-68
Construction Completed:1970
Dedication Date:1970, no official dedication.
Development/Construction Process:Since the authorities of the Soviet Union never officially acknowledged the fact of the Armenian Genocide, monuments commemorating the victims of the Genocide installed during Soviet rule were built as abstract constructions. This memorial is among those Soviet monuments which were initiated and financed by local community members and never received an official dedication. Construction material is red tufa.
History of Ownership:Owned by the Soviet Union prior to 1991 & the Republic of Armenia after 1991.
Additional Information:Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.

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