A HEROIC ATTEMPT TO SAVE THE WESTERN ARMENIAN SPIRITUAL TREASURES – 2010-1

On the expedition of Ervand Lalayan (September, 1915-March, 1916)

Summary

Alvard S.Ghazinyan, Lilit E.Mkrtumyan
The article is devoted to the activities of the folkloric expeditions headed by the famous ethnographer-folklorist, archeologist, pedagogue and public figure, E. Lalayan, in the years between 1915 and 1916. In the course of these expeditions, the team has been able to interview Armenian refugees forcibly deported from different parts of Western Armenia and record rich and valuable ethnographic materials which greatly enrich the spiritual treasury of the Armenian culture.

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