As it is known, Western Armenia is a country of ancient peoples and civilizations. Armenians, as an indigenous nation, are essential elements of these lands. All peoples have left unforgettable traces on these lands, despite all the destruction. At the beginning of the 20th century, the experience of building a new nation based on one nation on the territory of Western Armenia was very painful and bloody. This program could not but affect cultural and religious structures.

Armenians suffered the most from the destruction of cultural and religious values. Armenian churches, chapels, monasteries and cemeteries have been destroyed, and now they continue to be destroyed. With the exception of Constantinople, very few Armenian historical and cultural values remain on the territory of Western Armenia today, and they have been preserved only for various purposes – as a barn, a storage, etc.

If we pay attention, we will see that the erased traces are mainly structures of a religious cult. From the experience of the Turkish Republic, the remnant of the Ottoman Empire, we know perfectly well that the process of destroying religion is followed by the destruction of the language of society. Therefore, all the holy places that go beyond the religious understanding of the state are subjected to destruction. This applies to Christians, Alawites, Yezidis and other faiths.

If the State officially dissolves the peoples in the faith imposed on them, it also destroys the centers of faith of these peoples. This perception also underlies the unwritten policy of the state.

Despite all this, the Armenians and the ancient peoples of Western Armenia, as if sensing today’s events, at one time left such an indelible mark and built their cultural structures in such hard-to-reach places that if by a miracle they once turned out, they would say with confidence that they once lived here.

In the forests of different regions of Western Armenia (the place is not specified, because there are fears that it will be destroyed), there is a magnificent monumental group consisting of several rock figures located parallel to each other and in the same direction.

Especially one of them is the high, sloping monument, which was built by carefully grinding the top of a huge rock. In the middle of the monument there is a huge cross and on the two wings of this cross there are four small crosses. A ladder dug on the back of the rock can be climbed. There is no inscription around it. Due to the location of the monument in a sensitive place, its surroundings were not studied in detail. On the west side there is another small monument, similar to a large monument and installed in the same direction. The locals, who are well aware of Armenian khachkars in this geography, still call these monuments “khachkar”.