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Armenia Tourist Attractions
 Museum of Aksel Bakunts
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One of outstanding Armenian writers of XX century, Aksel Bakunts (Alexander Stepan Tevosyan) was born in 1889 in Goris. He started to write at an early stage and his first stories to be published brought fame to the young writer.
In March 1926 he moved to Yerevan, however, he continued to write about the nature and people of his native region. Unfortunately, a sad end was awaiting the talented writer. On the 9th of August, 1937 Bakunts amongst other best representatives of Armenian elite became a victim of Stalin's bloody affairs.
Today, in the house named after Mesrop Mashtots on Goris Street, where Bakunts spent his childhood and teenager years, a house museum is established (Bakunts, was born in the house of his father side grandfather, which is nearby). The solemn opening ceremony of the museum took place on the 17th of September, 1970. However, this was not a complete opening as part of the house was sold at that time. Afterwards it was purchased back in 1989 for the 90th anniversary of Bakunts. An outstanding part of work in creation and development of the museum was done by Kadjik Mikayelyan, whose everyday efforts from the day of opening up to today made all this possible.
The museum is of an exceptional value, because no item in the museum was purchased, all exhibited items: furniture, personal items, paintings, manuscripts are gathered solely by donations and grants. House-museum was restored exactly as it was during Bakunts's life. Also, the beautiful garden, where Bakunts, being an agronomist, had planted and raised a few rare trees and plants, which eventually spread all over Sunik, has been restored. In this beautiful garden, a khachkar was erected on the 105th anniversary of Bakunts, to symbolically replace his unknown tomb.







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