Armenian Cemetery in Tehran Placed on Historic Register

TEHRAN (Alik)–The Armenian cemetery located in the Dolab neighborhood on the outskirts of the Iranian capital of Tehran has been placed on the national register of historical monumen’s.

The cemetery began to be considered the final resting place of numerous Armenia’s more than 150 years ago–during the reign of Qajar Dynasty.

Countless Iranian-Armenian leaders–intellectuals–writers and religious figures are buried at the cemetery–which has not had a burial there in more than 40 years. A new cemetery adjacent to the historic site serves as the new burial ground for the Armenian community.

One of the improtant edifices at the cemetery is a church constructed on the site of the tomb of the unknown soldier–a World War II memorial.

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