Smyrna and the Levant

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The Cultural Genocide

the lost heritage of the Armenian Church

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Monastery of the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Աստուածածնի վանք
Nikomidea, Akmeşe Cumhuriyet, Izmit (İzmit), Kocaeli

19th century, completely destroyed

40° 51′ 07″N 30° 11′ 39″E

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Church of the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Աստվածածին եկեղեցի
Nikomidea, Izmit (İzmit), Kocaeli

19th century, completely destroyed

40° 46′ 32″N 29° 56′ 49″E

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Saint Gregory the Illuminator church
Սուրբ Գրիգոր Լուսավորիչ եկեղեցի
Nikomidea, Cedit, Izmit (İzmit), Kocaeli

19th century, completely destroyed

40° 46′ 18.5″N 29° 56′ 03″E

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Church of the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Աստվածածին եկեղեցի
Nikomidea, Karabaş, Izmit (İzmit), Kocaeli

19th century, completely destroyed

40° 45′ 45″N 29° 56′ 08″E

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Church of the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Աստվածածին եկեղեցի
Nikomidea, Bahcecik, Kocaeli

19th century

40° 39′ 57″N 29° 54′ 02″E

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Saint Theodoros (Sourp Toros) church
Սուրբ Թորոս եկեղեցի
Malkara, Tekirdağ

19th century

40° 53′ 48″N 26° 54′ 20″E

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Saint Stephen church
Սուրբ Ստեփանոս եկեղեցի
Constantinople, Beyoğlu, Istanbul (İstanbul)

17th century (1633), torn down in 1975 during the construction of the Golden Horn Bridge

41° 02′ 51″N 28° 56′ 45″E

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Church of the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Աստվածածին եկեղեցի
Yıldırım, Bursa

19th century

40° 10′ 48″N 29° 04′ 18″E

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Saint George
Սուրբ Գեւորգ եկեղեցի
Çanakkale

19th century, converted to a mosque

40° 08′ 44″N 26° 24′ 12″E

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Church of the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Աստվածածին եկեղեցի
Balikesir

19th century, completely destroyed

39° 38′ 43″N 27° 53′ 17″E

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Saint Sargis church
Սուրբ Սարգիս 
եկեղեցի
Menemen, Izmir (İzmir)

19th century

38° 36′ 23″N 27° 04′ 23″E

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Virgin Mary the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Մարիամ Աստվածածին եկեղեցի

Smyrna, Cordelio, Karşıyaka, Izmir (İzmir)

19th century, completely destroyed


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Sourp Takavor church
Սուրբ Թաքավոր եկեղեցի

Smyrna, Bayraklı, Izmir (İzmir)

19th century, completely destroyed


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Church of the Holy Cross
Սուրբ Խաչ եկեղեցի

Smyrna, Bornova, Izmir (İzmir)

19th century, completely destroyed

38° 27′ 59.5″N 27° 14′ 44″E

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Saint John the Precursor church
Սուրբ Հովհաննես Կարապետ եկեղեցի
Smyrna, Karataş, Izmir (İzmir)

19th century, completely destroyed, located where Zeki Müren park stands today

38° 24′ 36.5″N 27° 07′ 23.5″E

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Holy Pentecost and the Holy Trinity church
Սուրբ Հոգեկալուստ եւ Սուրբ Երրորդություն եկեղեցի
Smyrna, Konak, Izmir (İzmir)

19th century, completely destroyed

38° 24′ 36.5″N 27° 07′ 23.5″E

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Cathedral of Saint Stephen
Սուրբ Ստեփանոս եկեղեցի
Smyrna, Konak, Izmir (İzmir)

19th century, completely destroyed, a government building is built in the area

38° 25′ 27″N 27° 08′ 25″E

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Saint Gregory the Illuminator church
Սուրբ Գրիգոր Լուսավորիչ եկեղեցի
Smyrna, Basmane, Izmir (İzmir)

19th century, completely destroyed

38° 25′ 32″N 27° 08′ 30″E

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Church of the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Աստվածածին եկեղեցի
Smyrna, Bayındır, Izmir (İzmir)

19th century

38° 13′ 20″N 27° 38′ 23″E

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