The Armenian cemeteries in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, southwestern Iran, are among the region’s most interesting tourist attractions.

17 Armenian cemeteries in the province have been registered in the National Heritage list of Iran; among them two cemeteries- those of Sirk and Ma’moureh villages- have more beautiful, specific features.

Although all Armenians from these villages have migrated to other parts of Iran and the world, some cemeteries have remained there from the time this minority lived in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari.

The cemetery of Sirk dates back to 200 years ago; and that of Ma’moureh is 110 years old. Special carvings and masonry on the tombstones, which are unparalleled handicrafts, have made unique memorials for Armenians who once lived there.

What follows are IRNA’s photos of Armenian cemeteries in Sirk and Ma’moureh:

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