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Monument in Bikfaya, Lebanon.

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    TitleMonument in Bikfaya, Lebanon.
    Type of MemorialCommemorative Plaque, Monumental Sculpture,
    Sponsor(s)Lebanese-Armenian community and the Armenian Apostolic Church of Lebanon.
    Architect/Designer/ArtistDesigner and architect: Mr. Zaven Khedeshian (Hadichian); Renovation by engineer
    PlacementOutdoor, freestanding sculptural work on the top of a hill that is located on the grounds of the Summer retreat of the Catholicate of Cilicia; Monastery (Vank) of Bikfaya.
    Physical SettingOn top of a small hill accessible from one side and cut abruptly on the other.
    Tourist AmenitiesNo
    Map DesignationThe Armenian Monastery of Bikfaya
    Physical ConditionDuring the Lebanese Civil War, the monument underwent a sabotage bombing by the
    Inscription"This monument, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, was erected with the cooperation of the whole Armenian Community in Lebanon, to celebrate the rebirth of the Armenian nation and to express gratitude to our country, Lebanon - April 24 1969" (Translated from Armenian and Arabic).
    LocationArmenian Monastery (Vank) of the Catholicate of Cilicia
    Bikfaya, Mount Lebanon Lebanon
    Construction BeganEarly 1960s
    Construction Completed1965
    Dedication DateApril 24, 1965
    Prior Use of SiteThe grounds of the monastery.
    History of OwnershipOwned by the Armenian Catholicate of Cilicia.
    Additional Information85 Commémoration du Génocide des Arméniens. Publication du Comité uni pour la Commémoration du Génocide arménien. Montréal, 2000.

    Kidd, Kristen. "Perpetual Reminders," Armenian International Magazine
    (April 1999), pp. 48-50.

    Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.

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