Abadan, Iran, Armenian Genocide Memorial

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Local Iranian-Armenian community members and institutions.
Placement:Freestanding sculptural work; located in the courtyard of St Karapet Armenian Apostolic Church.
Physical Setting:Enclosed courtyard on flat land.
Tourist Amenities:No
Map Designation:Armenian Apostolic Church
Physical Condition:Well kept. The monument and the neighboring church were damaged during the Iran-Iraq war but were renovated soon after hostilities ended.
Location:St Karapet Armenian Apostolic Church
Abadan, Khozestan Iran
Construction Completed:1966
Dedication Date:1966
Development/Construction Process:The monument consists of a three-dimensional image of a woman holding her child in her arms; it is carved on stone and fixed to a bronze frame attached to the wall.
History of Ownership:Owned by the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Additional Information:‘Alik’ daily magazine, Tehran.

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