Own the Book on Djulfa’s Destruction

February 29, 2008 at 4:42 am (Djulfa destruction, Djulfa history)

The documentation of Djulfa’s destruction submitted to UNESCO in 2006 can now be purchased from the publishers of the report – the Switzerland-Armenia Parliamentary Group.

The book includes information and many color photographs about the history and the destruction of Djulfa. It can be purchased from asa@armenian.ch in the ammount of 26 Euro + shipping (8-10 euros).

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Film “Julfa” on Cultural Destruction in Azerbaijan Available Online

January 10, 2008 at 5:41 am (Djulfa destruction, Djulfa history)

A version of the film “Julfa” by Research on Armenian Architecture, a non-profit organization, is now available online at http://www.raa-usa.org/Videos/Julfa.wmv.

The film tells the history of the Djulfa (Jugha in Armenian) cemetery – from its past to the recent wipe out by Azerbaijani servicemen. It features unique footage from the December 2005 destruction with an especially disturbing scene of a crane pulling out a large cemetery tombstone from deep soil.

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The Oldest Djulfa Photograph?

December 25, 2007 at 12:04 am (Djulfa history)

An 1890? Djulfa cemetery photograph (published in an 1893 book) available at a French website may be the oldest image of the famed historic site (now a military rifle range after Azerbaijan reduced the tombstones to dust in December of 2005):

Nécropole de Djoulfa

Vue générale de la nécropole de Djoulfa (Nakhitchevan) à la fin du 19e s., bois anonyme, d’après une photographie de M. Chantre, in Chantre B., A travers l’Arménie russe, Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1893, p. 179, 13 x 19 cm, coll. particulière, Paris

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