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Armenian Cross

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Armenian Cross

An Armenian cross is a symbol that combines a cross with a floral postament or elements. In the Armenian Christianity it was combined with the Christian cross and this design was often used for high crosses (khachkar) – a free-standing cross made of stone and often richly decorated.


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External links

  • Khatchkar collection at
  • Old Jugha page on Armeniapedia
  • Destruction of Jugha khachkars by Azeri soldiers captured in photos and movie clips.
  • Khachkar page on Armeniapedia (many photos)
  • Photos at Armenia
  • Photos of 15th/16th CE khatchkars near Bitlis, Turkey
  • :: Everything about khachkars
  • Triumph of Tolerance or Vandalism?
  • Photos and history of Khachkars
  • Djulfa Virtual Memorial and Museum
  • Photos of Exceptional Samples of Armenian Cross-Stones (Khachkars)
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