The 600-year-old miraculous monastery in the Adildjevaz province of Bagesh province of Western Armenia and the fortress of Kef of the Ararat region were destroyed by treasure hunters.

Treasure hunters continue to destroy historical Armenian fortresses, monasteries and churches located far from populated areas. “Activists of Lake Van”, Chairman of the Association Erdogan Ozel on this occasion said that historically important structures of the region should be taken under protection. According to him, unfortunately, the damage caused by treasure hunters in our historical territories is very great, and it is necessary to raise the level of awareness of the preservation of historical places in Western Armenia.