Varagavank (Wikipedia)

Stones of Armenian Church in Van Used to Build Mosques


ISTANBUL (Armenpress) — The walls of Varagavank monastery in Turkey’s Van province are being constantly demolished, reports.

Ali Kalchik, president of the union of preservation of historical buildings and environment, said the stones taken from the demolished walls of Varagavank are used to build mosques, various types of rural buildings.

Varagavank is located on the slopes of Mount Varag.

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