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  • n. Plural form of khachkar.

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Examples

  • On the fifth anniversary of the destruction of 3,000 khachkars, let the bare ground as seen from space be the screams for a civilization that was and now is not.

    Amnesty International: Sacred Stones Scream for Justice in Azerbaijan

  • Many have heard of and condemned the Taliban's 2001 destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, but few have heard the cries of the defenseless khachkars.

    Amnesty International: Sacred Stones Scream for Justice in Azerbaijan

  • The beautiful and intricately carved khachkars the craftsmanship of which is a UNESCO Intangible Heritage tradition, dating from the 9th through 17th centuries, were seen as the latest victims of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict materialized in the early 1990s war over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

    Amnesty International: Sacred Stones Scream for Justice in Azerbaijan

  • The Azeris often broke down the stone memorials of Djulfa for use as building material, and by 1998, according to the nonprofit organization Reserch on Armenian Architecture (RAA), there were only 2,000 khachkars left.

    Tragedy on the Araxes

  • Inside it were 10,000 or so headstones, most of them the intricately carved stone slabs known as khachkars.

    Tragedy on the Araxes

  • The oldest burials in the Djulfa (Jugha in Armenian) cemetery date to the sixth century A.D., but most of the famed khachkars are from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when the town was at its most prosperous as a stop on the silk and spice trade routes between Asia and the Mediterranean.

    Tragedy on the Araxes

  • By failing to safeguard the khachkars and other headstones it has violated its agreement under that convention to preserve and protect cultural heritage.

    Tragedy on the Araxes

  • One section of the cemetery, cleared of its khachkars.

    Tragedy on the Araxes

  • Even if, as Pashayev asserts, the Azeri government did not commit the desecration at Djulfa, it was still responsible for protecting the khachkars.

    Tragedy on the Araxes

  • Four months after the last of the khachkars were broken up and removed from the cemetery, according to observers in Iran, outsiders finally traveled to Djulfa to investigate.

    Tragedy on the Araxes

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