The monument guards of “Protection service” NCSO’s Vayots dzor regional service had minuted a case of treasure theft in the territory of “Gladzor university” historical-cultural museum-reserve’s Tanahat monastic complex.
Unknown people had dug round the khachkar and three gravestones, and turned one of the gravestones upside down.
After the alarm of the regional service, the deputy director of “Protection service” NCSO Karen Pahlevanyan , NCSO’s scientist-secretary Ashot Piliposyan, the head of the division of operative response Menua Gevorgyan went to the territory of the monument dating to 13-17th centuries.
The police also gave operative response to the case. NCSO’s directorate and the head of the division of police came to consensus to increase the surveillance in the monument territory to evade offences, take measures in disclosing the identity of treasure thieves.
Karen Pahlevanyan’s order of bringing the monument to its former condition didn’t take long to be done. The employees of the regional service straightened the gravestone with special equipment, cleaned the territory.
A few days ago the students of Vayots dzor state regional college had noticed two mausoleums on the road from Tanahat to St. Cross church and informed NCSO’s regional service.
The directorate also visited the mausoleum territories. It turned out from research that one of them was opened, the other one wasn’t.