New Bridge of Shamkor

The new bridge of Shamkor Town Site, Shamkhor District, Northern Artsakh—a region that suffered deportation of its Armenian population in 1988 and has been annexed to Azerbaijan since then—which is located close to an older bridge, goes back to the mid-19th century. It was built of stone under the patronage of Altuniants from Gandzak, with the support of the local inhabitants (3,000 carts were used for only the transportation of building material). __11. Collected Acts of the Caucasian Archaeological Commission, vol. 11, Tiflis, 1888, p. 817 (see the quotation in the Russian text).