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Iran reconstructs Armenian Church damaged after earthquake

22:20, 09.11.2012 Region: Armenia, Iran Theme: Culture

TEHRAN. – An Armenian St. Hripsime Church is under reconstruction, as it was damaged by an earthquake this August in the North part of Iran, Atrpatakan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church informs.

The church is located in the north-western part of Tabriz city and Archbishop Grigor Chifchian visited the reconstruction site, he told adding Agency for Protection of Monuments of the Iran will cover the expenses.

According to archeologists, the church was built in the place of another church, dating back to 3rd century.

Iran’s Ministry of Culture included the church and the ruins of an old chapel St. Anerevuyt [invisible] into a list of state protected objects and after the devastating earthquake, reconstruction works were immediately launched. 

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