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Joseph Orbeli: The Armenian who saved the Hermitage

November 28 2023, 11:48

Science, national history, and the rise of Armenian civilization were initially the focus of attention for this aristocratic family. Joseph Orbeli was the one who discovered the inscription of Sarduri II, king of the Kingdom of Van.

Orbeli was also considered one of the saviors and symbols of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was lucky enough to manage the Hermitage Museum for many years, and during the Eastern Front, he evacuated valuable works, saving them from complete destruction.

In the new season of Alpha News, Professor Ruben Melkonyan reveals the image of Joseph Orbeli as the keeper of the values and an example of how the universal and national complement each other in the series 7 Portraits from the History of the Armenian People.