Armenia’s Trump-like business tycoon Gagik Tsarukyan is determined to surpass Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer.
Simon Maghakyan has been researching Eurasian politics of cultural erasure since 2005. He lectures on International Relations at the University of Colorado, Denver and has worked with advocacy organizations Amnesty International and the Armenian National Committee of America.
Is the Destruction of Armenian Heritage Not Important Enough for the Getty?
When asked why Azerbaijan’s ongoing assault on Armenian heritage was excluded from a major Getty publication, a co-editor responded with appalling condescension.
Emboldened by Ukraine Crisis, Azerbaijan Escalates its War on Armenian Heritage Sites
A “specialists committee” to purge traces of Armenian history in the occupied region of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) is the latest in an ongoing campaign to rewrite the history of the region.
Can Islamic Shrines’ Connection to Armenians Transform Azerbaijani Politics of Erasure?
An Islamic mausoleum built by an Armenian architect might offer a unique opportunity to embrace diversity.
Archeologist Raises Alarms Over Azerbaijan’s Shelling of an Ancient City
An archeological site that was founded in the 1st-century BCE is threatened by the outbreak of violence by Azerbaijan against the Armenian region.
This Year’s UNESCO Session Was an Insult to World Heritage
Djulfa, a sacred site for Armenian Christians, is disqualified from consideration because the host of this year’s UNESCO World Heritage Committee session, the government of Azerbaijan, has erased its existence and destroyed tens of thousands of Armenian cultural monuments.
A Regime Conceals Its Erasure of Indigenous Armenian Culture
A groundbreaking forensic report tracks Azerbaijan’s recent destruction of 89 medieval churches, 5,840 intricate cross-stones, and 22,000 tombstones.