Iran intends to register Armenian cathedral in Isfahan as World Heritage

Iran intends to register Armenian cathedral in Isfahan as World Heritage

Iran is doing its best to add Vank Cathedral in the UNESCO World Heritage List, said deputy head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organisation (ICHTO), Mohammad Hossein Talebian, News.am reported citing IFP.

Addressing the closing ceremony of the joint exhibition of Iran and Armenia held at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran, Talebian noted that three Armenian churches have already been inscribed at the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The cathedral established in 1606, is located in the Jolfa district of Isfahan. The cathedral  dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas I during the Ottoman War of 1603-1618.

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