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{Armenia} Ravished Armenia

November 7, 2012


Armenian Genocide Museum - Ravished Armenia

The most emotional visit during my trip to Armenia has to be to the Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial. If, like me, you knew little of this rather grim episode of 20th century history, I will try and summarise it: The Armenian Genocide is defined as the atrocities committed against the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Although the government of the Ottoman Empire had already previously decided to deport all Armenians from what was Western Armenia (Eastern Turkey), it […]

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