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In Tsitsernakaberd Park a memorial over the genocide has been built. Forming a circle there are 12 big basalt blocks leaning inwards. They are said to represent the 12 provinces Armenia has lost. In the middle there is usually an eternal flame burning, but not when I was there. And the obelisk was under reparation (as many things are in Yerevan for the moment). In the park trees has been planted by different, more or less, famous persons in memorial of the dead.
Don't miss the museum. Most signs are written in Armenian and Russian, some in English. It's not necessary with long explanations as the photos speak for themselves.
There is no entrance fee, but you will be asked to make a donation as you leave.
It is not easy to walk to the memorial if you are new in town. Not all small roads are on the map and it is easy to get lost. I ended up on Baghramian Avenue and took bus 40 from there.
There's a nice view over Mount Ararat from the Memorial.

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  • Written Oct 26, 2005
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