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by Karina Manukyan
Armenia intends to submit a list of monuments to the UNESCO World Heritage List, Deputy Minister of Culture Arev Samuelyan said in the course of the parliament hearings, Friday.
She said among the monuments to be submitted to UNESCO's consideration are Kakavaberd Castle and a single-arch bridge near the Monastery Sanahin, the rock drawings on Ukhtasar Mountain, prehistoric megalithic monument Zorats-karer, the railway built in Tsarist days, as well as monuments of the social realism: Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade of HPPs, Sardarapat Memorial, and Mother-Armenia Monument. Samuelyan said that inclusion in the UNESCO list is a complicate process that will take several years. Armenian Monasteries Geghard and Azat River headwaters, Etchmiadzin Cathedral and Churches, Zvartnots archaeological monument, Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries are already in the List. The list of the non-material cultural heritage includes "David of Sassoun" national epic poem, the art of khachkar and the music of duduk. Aram Khachaturyan's notes and music are in the Memory of the World Register.