Armenian Genocide memorial cross has been placed underwater in Lebanon

OctopusTeam with participation of Vahe Bayrakdarian delivering the Cross to its final destination.

Under the patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Lebanon, and the Armenian Genocide Centenary Central Committee of Lebanon, and His Holiness Nercess Bedros 19th Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church in Beirut Lebanon, Octopus Team diving club owned by Antranig or Toni Haddad a descent of the Armenian Genocide survivor, organized The placement of An Armenian Genocide Memorial Cross beneath the sea, dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Sunday the 10th of May, at 10 am, near Green beach resort, in the gulf of Junieh, north of Beirut.

The Armenian cross has been placed 35 meters deep in the Mediterranean Sea, dedicated to the Memory of those Armenians who perished drowning in rivers and seas during the Armenian Genocide, escaping rape, abduction and torturous death by Turkish officers in 1915.

Also present and invited were, members of other diving clubs, as Vahe Bayrakdarian, who had placed A Memorial Banner underneath the sea on the 26th of April, 2015. He participated with Hrag Gulumian, and Maya Samaha, and thanked Octopus Team diving club, The Armenian Embassy in Lebanon for inviting them and having them share in the exceptional event dedicated to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

More Photos – Armenian Genocide memorial Cross underwater

Photo Credit: Markar Toumayan

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  1. While thousands of Syrian Armenians are trying to eke a living in expensive Beirut, these people have spent lots of money to bury a cross. For what? For the amusement of the fish? Insensitive or inane. I can’t decide.


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