BBC Radio 4: Armenian Martyr’s Memorial, Der Zor

BBC’s Radio 4 presents the history of the Armenian Martyr’s Church in Der Zor as part of its Museum of Lost Objects project, which traces the histories of 10 antiquities or cultural sites that have been destroyed or looted in Iraq and Syria.

The Armenian martyr’s memorial in Der Zor, Syria was a tribute to the Armenians who perished in the mass killings of 1915. It was consecrated in 1991 and then completely destroyed in 2014 by Islamic militants. A British Armenian writer recalls her visits to Der Zor, and tracing the harrowing journey of her ancestors through the Syrian desert.

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