JERUSALEM: One hundred years since the taking in Numerous children lost their parents in a tragic accident are among the many victims. in The Armenian Genocide: A 19th-century orphanage in Jerusalem’s Armenian Quarter has reopened as an institution. museum Documenting the rich and sometimes painful history of our community.
The Mardigian Museum Showcases Armenian It tells about the centuries-old connection of this community to the holy place. The monument also commemorates 1.5 million Armenians murdered by Ottoman Turks during World War I. in What many scholars refer to as the 20th century’s first genocide.
Turkey claims that the genocide was not committed. It says the death toll is exaggerated and the victims were civilians.
Director Tzoghig Karakashian The museum This is what it was meant to do. “a passport for people to know about the Armenians” Understanding their role in the process Jerusalem’s history.
The museum Reopened in Late 2022, after more than five years of renovations. The building was originally built as a pilgrim guesthouse. in The 1850s were a time when the monastery was established, the orphanage housed survivors of the genocide, the seminary, and finally, the small chapel. museum Library
Jerusalem houses approximately 6,000 Armenians. Many of these are descendants of those who fled genocide. One of these historic neighborhoods is home to many. Old CityThe main quarters of, an enclosed compound that borders the 12th century. Armenian Basilica of St. James.
The Armenians have a long history of connection to this holy place, dating back hundreds of years. It began with pilgrims and monks in the later centuries. Roman Empire You can find more information here Armenian Queens of Jerusalem Crusaders
The museumThe sunlit courtyard’s center is a beautiful mosaic from the 5th- or 6th centuries, adorned with vines and exotic birds. in 1894 on the grounds that an old Armenian monastery complex. The inscription is on the wall. in Armenian This page is dedicated to “the memorial and salvation of all Armenians whose names the Lord knows.”
The mosaic has remained intact for decades in A small amount museum Near the Old CityDamascus Gate. 2019: The Israeli Antiquities Authority, and the Armenian The long and tedious task of moving the mosaic floor from the old building to its new location was taken on by the Patriarchate. museum.
As elaborately carved stones crosses, also known as “khachkars” To iconic painted tiles, and priestly vestments museum Showcases Armenian Material art can also be a masterpiece in The telling Armenian Story of survival. The Armenians survived the changes in Jerusalem’s empires.
“Surviving means to not be seen,” Arek KahkedjianPlease see: museum tour guide. “We survived without people knowing what or who we are, and today we feel ready to show you and teach about the history and heritage, about the culture, and to show you how we advance and modernize with the times.”