The earlier unpublished documents from the Vatican are transferred to Armenian Genocide Museum. Photo

20 September 2017, 11:23

Archive documents from Vatican transferred to Armenian Genocide Museum

The number of the documents from the secret archives of the Vatican, earlier unpublished and donated to the Museum, includes the records of diplomats who worked in the Ottoman Turkey in the period from 1914 to 1917.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the Museum-Institute of the Armenian Genocide is located on the territory of the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial. In 2015, upon its opening after reconstruction, the Museum's collection numbered about 90,000 documents on the Armenian Genocide.

At present, more than 20 countries have recognized the Armenian Genocide. As a result of the tragic events in the Ottoman Empire in 1915, up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed.

Part of the valuable documents stored in the Vatican's secret archives and acquired with the funds of Arthur Asatryan, an Italian businessman of Armenian origin, was transferred to the Museum-Institute of the Armenian Genocide, the Museum's press service reported.

"The records are made in Latin. Our specialists are to study them, and, perhaps, the documents will form a basis for serious research," reported Suren Manukyan, the deputy director for the Museum-Institute of Armenian Genocide, the "News-Armenia" reports.

On September 19, the documents were handed over to Suren Manukyan, the acting director for the Museum-Institute of Armenian Genocide, by Manana Akopyan, the author of the programme "Armenians by Origin", the "Sputnik-Armenia" reports.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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