Cairo, Egypt, Armenian Genocide Memorial Khachkar

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Egyptian-Armenian community and the Armenian Patriarchate (Diocese) of Egypt.
Placement:The Khatchkar carving is fixed on the indoor wall of the St. Gregory The Illuminator, Armenian Cathedral of the Patriarchate.
Physical Setting:Indoor space and fixed to the a green marble wall.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:The Armenian Diocese - St. Gregory The Illuminator Armenian Cathedral.
Physical Condition:Very well preserved.
Inscription:“1915 – 1965.”
“In the Memory of more than 1 ½ Million Victims." (Translated from Armenian).
Location:St. Gregory The Illuminator Armenian Cathedral, 179 Avenue Ramses, P.O. Box 48
Cairo, Egypt
Construction Began:Early 1960s
Construction Completed:1965
Dedication Date:1965
Prior Use of Site:Wall of the Cathedral.
Development/Construction Process:The memorial consists of a two feet by one foot square that is fixed to the wall at eye level. A second square that is a Khatchkar is placed at the center of the larger square with a central cross. Two mediaeval bird icons decorate the lower sides of the larger square.
History of Ownership:Owned by the Armenian Patriarchate of Cairo.
Additional Information:Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.

Kourouian, Rafy. “In the land of Pharaohs." Armenian International Magazine (April 1999) pp. 52-56.

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