HUJ 3 : Zvartnots Cathedral


Zvartnots-2015

HUJ 3 Zvartnots Cathedral
Dates: 12 July – 25 July, 2018
Work: World Heritage/CULT
Language: English
Nr. of participants: 14 volunteers

Location: Zvartnots Cathedral

The workcamp is organized within the frameworks of “World Heritage Volunteers – Patrimonito Voluntary Action” launched by UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS). One of the main goals of the project is to raise awareness about the necessity to protect, preserve and promote cultural and natural heritage in general and the inscribed or potential World Heritage sites in particular.

Zvartnots was built in the middle of the 7th century. This architectural masterpiece is a monument which embodies the centuries-long traditions of Armenian architecture. Unfortunately, Zvartnots has “survived” only in ruins, as it was completely destroyed by a powerful earthquake in the 10th century. However, even the ruins of this temple give us the idea of its rare and majestic beauty.

Work:

The major objective of the workcamp is to preserve this historical site for the future generations, to keep it in worthy conditions to allow the visitors to be spiritually enriched and to contemplate the beauty and the splendour of this monument, to support the staff of the Museum of the Zvartnots Cathedral in matters of maintaining the territory and fulfilling different types of work necessary in the particular moment.

Activities for the volunteers are as follows:

  • Maintenance of the territory – removing the over-grown grass, weeds.
  • “National sounds of Zvartnots” – learning Armenian national dances, songs.
  • Cultural program – “My impressions about Patrimonito”. Power point presentations of the volunteers on their impressions and feelings about the project and plans for the future.
  • Presentation of the countries the volunteers come from, and of the UNESCO World Heritage Objects existing there.

Accommodation:

Guest house on the territory of the Cathedral.

Address:

In English: ZVARTNOTS Cathedral (20 km from capital Yerevan), Armavir Province (Marz)
In Armenian: Արմավիրի մարզ, Զվարթնոցի տաճարի տարածքում գտնվող հյուրատուն