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...The site chosen for the new cathedral complex was once a large cemetery, the oldest Armenian cemetery in Tbilisi, known as Khojavank (Խոջավանք) or the Armenian Pantheon of Tbilisi (on account of the number of notable Armenians buried there)...
... was destroyed during the Soviet period by the orders of Lavrenti Beria.
...Most of the cemetery's gravestones and monuments were also destroyed and the cemetery was turned into a park.
...Armenian graves when the construction of the Sameba Cathedral began. The cemetery was treated with a "scandalous lack of respect". No reburials were organized, and after bones and gravestones appeared scattered all over the construction site...



 














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