Diyarbakir and Bingol

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The Cultural Genocide

the lost heritage of the Armenian Church

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Saint George (Sourp Kevork) church
Սուրբ Գեւորգ եկեղեցի
Yedisu, Bingöl

18th century, completely destroyed

39° 26′ 14″N 40° 32′ 53″E

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Church of Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Աստուածածին եկեղեցի
Yedisu, Bingöl

18th century

39° 26′ 05″N 40° 52′ 27″E

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Monastery of the Holy Saviour
Սուրբ Ամենափրկիչ վանք

Güzgülü, Bingöl

18th century, completely destroyed

39° 25′ 37″N 40° 29′ 11″E

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The Holy Cross in Hanksdun, Tomb of Saint Khat
Հանգստունի Սուրբ Խաչ եկեղեցի, Սուրբ Խաթ
Topraklik, Tekbas, Bingöl

early 18th century (1703-1705)

39° 23′ 27″N 40° 20′ 06″E

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Convent of Saint Giragos
Սուրբ Կիրակոս վանք
Dörtyol, Karlıova, Bingöl

10th century, completely destroyed

39° 22′ 33″N 40° 58′ 55″E

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Saint John the Precursor Monastery
Սուրբ Յովհաննու Կարապետի վանք
Yenişehir, Kiğı, Bingöl

15th century

39° 19′ 45″N 40° 23′ 44″E

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Saint Minas church
Սուրբ Մինաս եկեղեցի
Kiğı, Bingöl

18th century

39° 18′ 26″N 40° 21′ 04″E

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Saint George (Sourp Kevork) Monastery
Սուրբ Գեւորգ վանք
Eskikavak, Kiğı, Bingöl

18th century

39° 17′ 27″N 40° 23′ 33″E

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Monastery of the Holy Mother of God Overlooking the River
Առեգնի կամ Գետահայեաց Սուրբ Աստուածածնի վանք
Yeldeğirmeni, Duranlar, Bingöl

14th century (1364)

39° 16′ 42″N 40° 24′ 22″E

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Monastery of the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Աստուածածնի վանք

Serpmekaya, Bingöl

19th century

39° 15′ 38″N 41° 02′ 54″E

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Magavank, Magapayetsvots Monastery
Մագավանք կամ Մագապայեցվոց վանք
Ortaç, Lice, Diyarbakir

18th century

38° 20′ 13″N 40° 39′ 27″E

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Assyrian Monastery of the Most Holy Mother of God with the Extended View
Սիրահայեաց Սուրբ Աստուածածնի վանք
Çüngüş, Diyarbakir

18th century

38° 12′ 37″N 39° 17′ 07″E

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Monastery of the Most Holy Mother of God with the Extended View
Բարձրահայեաց Սուրբ Աստուածածնի վանք
Ergani, Diyarbakir

18th century

38° 17′ 38″N 39° 45′ 40″E

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Saint Giragos church in Tigranakert
Սուրբ Կիրակոս եկեղեցի
Sur, Diyarbakir

16th century (1518), destroyed in 1881 by fire, fully reconstructed in 2011, heavily damaged in 2016 clashes

It is the only Armenian church with seven altars. Its main altar is dedicated to St. Cyriacus, the four side altars are dedicated to the four Evangelists, while the far left and far right altars are dedicated to St. John the Baptist and to the Holy Archangels respectively.

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37° 54′ 36″N 40° 14′ 24″E

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Saint Giragos church in a Diyarbakir photo of 1900

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Diarbakýr, Turkey

Saint Giragos church in 2008

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Saint Giragos church in 2011

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Saint Giragos church in 2011

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Saint Giragos church heavily damaged in 2016 clashes

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Saint Giragos church heavily damaged in 2016 clashes

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Church of Saint Sargis
Սուրբ Սարգիս եկեղեցի
Sur, Diyarbakır

16th century

37° 54′ 27″N 40° 13′ 57″E

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Church of Saint Theodore (Sourp Toros)
Սուրբ Թորոս եկեղեցի
Sur, Diyarbakır

14th century, converted in 16th century to a musque (Kurşunlu Cami)

37° 54′ 42″N 40° 14′ 29″E

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Monastery of the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Աստուածածնի վանք
Pınardüzü, Sur, Diyarbakır

19th century, completely destroyed

37° 56′ 23″N 40° 22′ 10″E

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