Memorial in Nor (New) Sebastia neighborhood of Yerevan, Armenia

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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:Nor Sebastia neighborhood, Greater Yerevan, Yerevan Province 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 Soviet Union never officially acknowledged the Armenian Genocide, those monuments commemorating the victims of the Genocide that were built under the Soviet rule, were abstracted in one way or the other. This memorial is among those Soviet monuments which were initiated and financed by the 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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