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Spitak Town

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Spitak (Arm: Սպիտակ), Lori Marz

Tin church quickly erected in Spitak Cemetary after the earthquake.

On the outskirts of Spitak (388 p, till 1949 Hamamlu) you see various housing projects built by the international community to shelter the thousands made homeless by the December 1988 earthquake. On the hill where most of the earthquake victims were buried, often with an etching of the victim on his tombstone, is a tin church, built as a monument to the estimated 4000 killed in Spitak. There is a new, ornate church just off the road and a semi-adequate hotel reached by turning left after the new Cultural Center and before the descent to the railroad tracks.

Source: Rediscovering Armenia Guidebook


Shared grave of 5 family member who perished in the 1988 Spitak Earthquake.