Armenian Heritage is World History
From ancient churches and sacred monasteries to commanding sculptures, intricate stone carvings, and precious reliquaries, Armenian cultural sites have a special place in world civilization. Unfortunately, these monuments to artistic, architectural and engineering achievement are in imminent risk of destruction, as they fall under the custodial authority of Azerbaijan with the backing of its ally Turkey.
As both countries have a well-documented history of cultural nihilism and denial, it is all the more urgent to raise the alarm to the international community about the endangered Armenian cultural sites of Artsakh. The time is now to reach out to the appropriate international organizations, government representatives, and cultural institutions to urge them to act immediately to protect these cultural treasures before it’s too late.
The information on this page is a good place to start. You’ll find tools and resources for personal or group activism as well as a wealth of historic references, news articles, social media strategies, and tips for outreach and action.
The 2020 Artsakh War
In the early hours of September 27, 2020, Azerbaijan, with Turkey's backing, launched a planned and unprovoked full-scale attack on the people of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). AGBU worked with many international partners and concerned parties to raise awareness of the history and significance of Artsakh throughout the world. AGBU served as a repository resource for factual information on the history of the region, news coverage of current events and heritage site information.