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[Web Wrap]: Armenian Khachkars on UNESCO’s List of Intangible World Heritages.

November 20, 2010

It’s about time!

By Gohar Abrahamyan via ArmeniaNow

A United Nations agency advancing international collaboration through education, science and culture has accepted Armenia’s application to declare Armenian khachkar (cross-stone) art part of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

The decision was made on Wednesday at the fifth session of the Intergovernmental Committee of the states that are signatories of UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

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Noratus Cemetery in Armenia Has
800 Khachkars Dating to 9th-17th Centuries

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Credit: Gohar Abrahamyan via ArmeniaNow

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