Vardan Mamikonian's final resting lace is located in Salmast. After standing still for almost a 1500 years, it was destroyed piece by piece between 1940-1945 when Soviet Soldiers invaded Iran and used the concrete of the cemetery to build shields for themselves. 

Vardan Mamikonian's Resting Place

For information in English on

Vardan Mamikonian,

please visit the

wikipedia site. 

History of Salmast