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Tsitsernakaberd Yerevan, Armenia
The Armenian Genocide memorial complex planned by architects Sashur Kalashian, Lyudmila Mkrtchyan and sculptor F. Araqelyan, was built in 1965 as a pilgrimage site and an integral part of Yerevan’s architecture. The complex sits high on a hill dominating the landscape in perfect harmony. Its 44 meters steel reaching to the sky and partly split vertically by a deep crevice, symbolizes the survival and spiritual rebirth of the Armenian people and their dispersion yet unity. And the twelve slabs, like figures in mourning and positioned in a circular shape, represent the twelve lost provinces. Behind these slabs and at a depth of 1.5 meters, there is the eternal flame dedicated to the lost souls during the genocide.