Sunday, October 30, 2011

Akhtamar Cathedral Damaged in Van Earthquake

In addition to killing and injuring hundreds eastern Turkey's recent earthquake also cracked the dome of the former seat of the Armenian Orthodox Catholicosate of Akhtamar, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Akhtamar Island near Van. The newly restored cathedral does not seem to have suffered any other significant damage, but a full inspection has yet to take place. More here. Hat tip to The Orthodox Church website for posting this first!

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