The Aragats Foundation
FINDING ARMENIA'S FUTURE IN THE PAST
MONITORING HERITAGE DESTRUCTION & APPROPRIATION
Cultural Heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh at Risk
Due to the terms of the recent ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the remains of the past in the Nagorno-Karabakh region face two key threats: physical destruction and historical appropriation. The Aragats Foundation is partnering with Caucasus Heritage Watch to support monitoring attacks on cultural heritage. We are also monitoring heritage appropriation, maintaining a record of newly reported incidents as they occur. Click on the links below to learn more.
The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh has created both a humanitarian and a heritage emergency. The Aragats Foundation has partnered with HALO Trust in a double matching initiative to provide humanitarian assistance. Please consider making a donation today.
We are accepting inquiries for funding in support of initiatives to help safeguard heritage at risk in the region. If you would like to partner with us or make a donation to this effort, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aragats Foundation is dedicated to promoting activities that utilize the unique heritage resources of Armenia to improve communities, enhance education, and preserve the past for future generations.
Sharing Armenia's heritage with local communities and global visitors through hands-on learning.
Promoting the responsible stewardship of Armenia's archaeological heritage
Empowering local communities to pursue opportunities for heritage-oriented economic development
Our Work In Action
Camp Aragats offers opportunities for young girls from Armenia to learn the science behind archaeological research. Working alongside our distinguished faculty and staff, students learn techniques from drones and satellite imagery to excavation to pottery making. These techniques prepare students not only to study the past, but to succeed in the future.
Stay tuned for an article on Camp Aragats by Lori Khatchadourian in the December 2020 issue of Near Eastern Archaeology.
Help Preserve The Past for the Future
The Aragats Foundation is supporting the work of Caucasus Heritage Watch (CHW), a research initiative to monitor attacks on cultural heritage in the region. CHW is working to observe heritage sites in the Nagorno-Karabakh region following the recent conflict. The Aragats Foundation shares CHW's goal of deterring attacks where we can and documenting damage where we must. Your gift can help us to support this vital work.
Your gift to the Aragats Foundation's General Fund can help us advance all of our goals in the areas of preservation, education, and development.