Iran to restore 13-th century Armenian church
TEHRAN TIMES – A new round of restoration project has recently started on the centuries-old Saint George Church, which is located in Haftvan village, northwestern West Azarbaijan province of Iran.
Flooring, landscaping, fresco paintings, perimeter walls, and its indoor amphitheater are being rehabilitated, ISNA news agency reported.
The church dates from the late Safavid era (1501–1736) and is inscribed on the National Heritage List.
In 2008, UNESCO registered Monastery of Saint Thaddeus (Qareh Klise), St. Stepanos Monastery and the Chapel of Dzordzor, altogether under the title “Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran”.
The Church of Saint George is a 13th-century Armenian Apostolic church in Haftvan, Salmas County. It was renovated in 1652 and also after 1930 Salmasd earthquake. There is a half-ruined auditorium nearby which was built in early 20th century.