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« on: August 13, 2012, 10:56:00 AM »

Keeping the Khachkars
Ansel Oommen, August 10, 2012

The cross is the most familiar symbol of Christianity worldwide, but nowhere is this iconography as crucial or entrenched in the culture as it is in Armenia. Thousands of khachkars, or cross-stones, dot the mountains of the world’s oldest Christian nation, revealing both the art of spiritual expression and its modern desecration.


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