The memorial of the victims of Մեծ Եղեռն/ Armenian Genocide is a symbolic shrine dedicated to the victims of the 1915 Genocide.The architecture of the monument is quite powerful, full of conjoint deep expressions and is one of the best creations of modern Armenian architecture.
The memorial of the victims of Մեծ Եղեռն/ Armenian Genocide is a symbolic shrine dedicated to the victims of the 1915 Genocide. It is built in 1965 in Yerevan, on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd. The opening ceremony has occurred in 29 Nov 1967. The authors of the monument are A. Tarkhanian, S. Kalashian. In the list of authors of the competitive project was sculptor V. Khachatrian. The memorial is composed of four parts: the slab, the wall, the pantheon, the stele. On the platform of Tsitsernakaberd, as a shrine of the victims of the genocide, lays the rectangular slab. On the edge of the slab 100m long low wall is build on which it was planned to carve allegoric engravings. The pantheon and the stele are located on the end part of the slab. Pantheon consists of 12 basalt struts, between them the ladders descend to the circular floor on the centre of which is the eternal fire, and there are heard the melodies of mourning. The struts of pantheon bear the sky on themselves, creating an upheaving dynamic panorama. Right to the pantheon is the stele, a pyramidal column (height – 40m) – as a symbol of Armenia's rebirth. It is lined with the granite of Pambak, the struts – with basalt. The architecture of the monument is quite powerful, full of conjoint deep expressions and is one of the best creations of modern Armenian architecture.
Points of Interest
Armenian Genocide Museum Cafesjian Art Museum Children Art Gallery Erebuni Museum History Museum of Armenia House Museum of Aram Khachaturian House Museum of Hovhannes Tumanyan Matenadaran Middle East Museum National Gallery of Armenia Saryan Museum Sergey Parajanov Museum
Events in Yerevan
ARAX Concert In Yerevan Armenian Genocide Commemoration April 24 Bernd Glemser Concert Chinese Concert in Yerevan Dima Bilan In Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival Halloween in Yankee Pub Japanese Xylography in Armenia Junior Eurovision La Fete at Kami Club New Year at Facebook Club Panarmenian Games Patriotic Music Evening Pilaqyan Show Part 10 Stevie Wonder in Armenia TEDx in Yerevan for 2012 The National Film Awards Trio Jazz Khoube Unmanned Aircraft Wine and Jazz Music Evening Yerevan 101 Contest