Photographer's Note

Khatchkars - literally cross-stones - are a unique armenian artform.
Generally quite elaborate to even exquisite, they find their origins in simple engravings on standing stones, like the one on the foreground.

Yoy'll mostly find them at graveyards - like here at the one of Noraduz (near lake Sevan) with thousands of gravestones - but they may wel serve other "conmemmorating" purposes as well in other places.
In Noraduz you'll find gravestones from the middle ages till present day.

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Additional Photos by Marc Tailly (haybelg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 19 N: 103] (631)
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