Armenia: In Yerevan, No Room Left for the Dead?

Graves in Yerevan’s main Tokhmakh Cemetery are often decorated with marble statues. (Photo: Anahit Hayrapetyan)

A fascination with grandiose graves, built to show respect for the deceased and bestow honor on the bereaved, could mean that the Armenian capital of Yerevan, a city of over 1.1 million people, soon will run out of space to bury its dearly departed.

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Marianna Grigoryan is a freelance reporter based in Yerevan and editor of MediaLab.am.

Armenia: In Yerevan, No Room Left for the Dead?

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