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Remnants of Armenian gravestones discovered during construction work in Tbilisi

Remnants of Armenian gravestones discovered during construction work in Tbilisi

YEREVAN, MAY 20, ARMENPRESS. Workers renovating a school in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi have found remnants of gravestones with Armenian inscriptions, the Armenian Community of Georgia said in a statement.

The stairs of the entrance of #44 public school, located on Ritz Street in the Mtatsminda district, were found to have been made of the gravestones.

Some of the inscriptions are well preserved.

Levon Chidilyan, a public figure who’s been studying the remnants for several days since their discovery, said he believes that the gravestones come from Khojivank, the main Armenian cemetery in the capital of the Soviet Georgia, known as Tiflis back then, which was destroyed during the communist “Red Terror” campaign, and later used as construction material.

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