Komitas Pantheon

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Komitas Pantheon
Pantheon komitas kev.JPG
Year established 1936
Location Arshakuniats Avenue, Shengavit, Yerevan, Armenia
Coordinates 40°09′42″N 44°30′07″E / 40.161728°N 44.50185°E / 40.161728; 44.50185Coordinates: 40°09′42″N 44°30′07″E / 40.161728°N 44.50185°E / 40.161728; 44.50185
Type private
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Park after Komitas and Pantheon (Armenian: Կոմիտասի անվան զբոսայգի և պանթեոն)[1] is located in Yerevan's Shengavit District, on the right side of the main Arshakunyats Avenue. Many outstanding figures of Armenia's artistic world are buried here, including Komitas (1869-1935), the founder of Armenian national music, after whom it is named.


The Komitas Pantheon was entirely renovated in 2005 with a cost of AMD 96 million, allocated from the state budget. The works started on June 2005 and finished in October of the same year. New entrance gates were designed on both sides of the park. After the reconstruction process, the irrigation problem was also solved.[2]


The grave of Sergei Parajanov
The grave of William Saroyan

Here is some of the famous burials:[3]

Name Date Occupation
Vardan Ajemian 1905–1977 theatrical director and actor
Mariam Aslamazian 1907–2006 painter
Vahagn Davtyan (see image) 1922–1996 writer
Karen Demirchyan 1932–1999 politician
Avetik Isahakyan 1875–1957 lyric poet, writer
Silva Kaputikyan 1919–2006 poet
Aram Khachaturian 1903–1978 composer
Sero Khanzadyan 1916–1998 writer
Komitas 1869–1935 priest, composer, singer
Shushanik Kurghinian 1876–1927 poet
Romanos Melikian 1883–1935 composer
Mher Mkrtchyan 1930–1993 actor
Hrachia Nersisyan 1895–1961 film actor
Vrtanes Papazian 1866–1920 writer, political and cultural activist
Sergei Parajanov 1924–1990 film director and artist
Hamo Sahyan 1914–1993 poet and translator
Sos Sargsyan[4] 1929-2013 actor
William Saroyan 1908–1981 dramatist and author
Martiros Saryan 1880–1972 painter
Hovhannes Shiraz 1915–1984 poet
Alexander Shirvanzade 1858–1935 playwright and novelist
Alexander Tamanian 1878–1936 neoclassical architect
Vahan Terian 1885–1920 poet, lyrist and public activist
Bedros Tourian (only the skull)[5] 1851–1872 poet
Stepan Zoryan 1889–1967 writer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parks of Yerevan". Yerevan Municipality Official Website. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pantheon Reconstructed". A1plus. September 2, 2005. Retrieved October 11, 2008. 
  3. ^ Parsadanyan, Albert (2003). Գիտելիքների շտեմարան [Intelligence Warehouse-1] (in Armenian). Yerevan: VMV-Print. pp. 119–120. 
  4. ^ "Renowned Armenian actor Sos Sargsyan buried at Komitas pantheon". Tert.am. 29 September 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Skull fragments of Armenian poet concealed in Yerevan’s Komitas Pantheon". News.am. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 

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