TitleSelf-defense Battle Monument in Musaler [Musa Dagh] village, Armenia
Type of MemorialMonumental Sculpture,
Sponsor(s)Financial support of Soviet Armenian and Diaspora community of Musaler ancestry.
Architect/Designer/ArtistArchitect: Rafael Israelian and Sculptor: Ara Haroutounian.
PlacementFreestanding red tufa architectural work; it consists of a fortress-like monument with iconographic façade and inscription. Erected on a small hill.
Physical SettingOn a hill overlooking the village.
Tourist AmenitiesNo
Physical ConditionWell preserved.
Inscription“To the heroic self-defense battle of Musa Ler.”
LocationMusaler monument
Musaler, Armarvir Province Armenia
Construction BeganLate 1960’s
Construction Completed1976
Dedication DateSeptember 16, 1976
Prior Use of SiteUnused hill, property of the state.
History of OwnershipOwned by the Soviet State before 1991 & the State of Armenia after 1991.
Additional InformationEditorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.

Cultural Ministry of Soviet Armenia & Ethnography Museum. Musaler, Yerevan: 1975. (Brochure in Russian)