Replica of an Old Jugha cross-stone to be installed in Cyprus

The replica of one of the cross-stones of Old Jugha will be installed in the park next to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Press Service of the Armenian Ministry of Culture reports.

The solemn opening ceremony will be attended by the Presidents of the two countries, Armenia’s Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan and Costas Kadis, the Minister of Education and Culture Kostas of Cyprs.

The cross stone is dated 1598. The author of the replica is Ruben Nalbandian, founder of a unique school of cross-stone making.

In 2010 the art of cross-stone making was added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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