KARAPETYAN: UNESCO TO REFUSE INCLUDING GANDZASAR IN ITS LIST
We already wrote about the restoration of Gandzasar in a modern style,
as an example pointing to Noravank around which cafes are built,
and new gates are installed, because of which the temple was not
included in the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
Today on the meeting with journalists expert of Armenian architecture
Samvel Karapetyan expressed the viewpoint that Gandzasar cannot be
included in the UNESCO list as well.
"In the case of Noravank after seeing this gate the UNESCO experts
didn't even approach the temple. I am sure that the same thing will
happen with Gandzasar. By a similar restoration of the walls around the
church, the initiators simply put a cross on it," said S. Karapetyan.