The historic cemetery in the village of Vasgirt in the Dersim province of Western Armenia has been looted by treasure hunters. There are tombstones in the area of this cemetery, which are estimated to be at least 400 years old.

Residents of the village of Vasgirt are demanding that the historic tombstones be involved in the protected area and be restored. They also demand that the six Urartian-era rock-cut tombs, which have already been declared protected areas, be taken under protection.