The sculpture, completed in 1967 by Sargis Baghdasaryan, is widely regarded as a symbol of the Armenian heritage of Nagorno-Karabakh. The monument is made from volcanic tufa and depicts an old man and woman hewn from rock, representing the mountain people of Karabakh. It is also known as “tatik-papik” in Armenian, which translates as “Grandma and Grandpa”. The sculpture is prominent in Artsakh’s coat of arms.
Featured Image: “We Are Our Mountains” is a large monument / Image: via lragir.am