Medievalist Samvel Karapetyan Dies


YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — Historian, researcher and author Samvel Karapetyan, 58, passed away on February 27.

Born in 1961, Samvel Karapetyan was an expert in medieval architecture, specializing in the study of the historical monuments of Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and neighboring countries.

He surveyed and catalogued thousands of artifacts of Armenian history and architecture during the course of more than four decades.

Karapetyan headed the Yerevan branch of the Research on Armenian Architecture NGO.

He was also known as an outspoken critic of the treatment of Armenian monuments in Turkey, Georgia, and Azerbaijan․

He presented his findings to US Congress in 2007 and to the European Court of Human Rights in 2008․

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In 2007, Karapetyan won the Armenian Presidential Humanitarian Sciences Prize for his work in literature.


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