THE DESTRUCTION OF ARMENIAN CULTURAL MONUMENTS: ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR WORLD HERITAGE PRESERVATION
” In Noah's Country: a Roadtrip through Post-Genocide Armenia, Judith Crispin, ed., Sydney: T&G Publishing, 2015.
Once the Young Turk ideologists decided to rid the Armenian homeland of its native population, the logical consequence of this decision was to complete the Genocide by removing forever any association of the Armenian people with the territories on which there remained physical traces of their past. Thus, the name Armenia was completely dropped from all Turkish maps and documents. When Armenia inadvertently surfaced in textbooks or popular literature, like airline maps, the publications were confiscated and destroyed. The Turkish government has gone to great lengths to efface all traces of Armenian civilization on its historical lands.
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