Armenians in Europe – Greece – Paris Herouni

Armenians in Europe - Greece - Paris HerouniThe first Armenian expeditions to Europe took place probably in V IV millennia BC. The main purpose was researching the lands, measuring latitudes of different points and building simple observatories having some analogy with Carahunge.

Afterwards, at the time of Armenian Kesar Hayk (the middle of ill millennium BC) many Monuments were rebuilt with local tribes to have more religious designation, besides Callanish in Scotland which has kept big analogy with Carahunge until now. So, maybe, the age of Callanish is much more, than it is dated now.

About the presence of Armenians and their settlements in Europe, beginning from In millennium BC, tell also the Armenian names kept until now in Bretain (France): as Carnak (the names of Monument and town), the town Van, the mountain ridge Armorika and others. The word ”Bret” in Armenian means: p • P • h • m =pwp}1 wpqbg}1fi btwb (lJ.wnntgqwb) mfibpD =the houses were kindly built.


Armenians came to Greece during V – ID millennia BC from two sides: South – Crete, Mycenae and from North part – Delphi. Crete in Armenian means: q • p • b • m • b =qpuwm wpqwb’ mhq t =
qmpqwb’mhq t 0l1lq}1) =cut place (island).

Greek historian J.A. Papapostolou in his book “Crete” wrote: ”The earliest traces of civilization••• have been noted at Knossos and belong to the end of the 7th millennium BC. The man who lived in Crete at that time knew how to cultivate wheat and used primitive stone tools. ••• About the middle of the 5th millennium BC the making and use of hand-made pottery vases began.

At the beginning of this period (from 2600 BC) the Neolithic elements still held sway in the way of life and art. Quickly, however, the old traits were creatively modified and the new inhabitants sought and found their own ways of exploring the rich resources of the island and came into contract with Egypt, Asia Minor and Syria. From there they secured supplies of copper, tin, ivory and gold” [111, p.13]

The word Mycenae in Armenian means: U • }1 • p • b • fiw =Ubb’ uWIUlqwfig wl1pngfihqwq fiw = it became the castle of big (top) men. Mycenae, the old town in South Greece, was the centre of Aegean (Cretan-Mycenaean) Culture of the Bronze Age (about 2800 – 1000 BC). The bloom of Mycenae was in 1400 – 1200 BC, but about 1200 BC Mycenae was perished in fire [87, pp. 802, 1538].

In National historical Museum in Athens I have been, of course, also in halls of Crete-Mycenaean culture. Here everywhere on walls were the big Suns of gold colour with large and long rays. These Suns are the main indication or mark of the Armenian old culture. I bought there books about Crete and Mycenaean culture and was surprised, because in the books, among illustrations there was not shown even one Sun[111].

The word Delphi in Armenian means: 11 • bl • UJ. • h • }1 =(}111) 1lP11wg blwfi pnlnp UJ.wZlDDIl l1wIUl1tq = all worshipper men stand before (me). These are the words of Armenian Main God AR (the Sun) and Mother-Goddess Haya (Earth). In honour of the AR the famous Temple of the Sun-God
(Apollo) was built in Delphi, before the full formation of Greek nation with their Pantheon of Gods. ”In 8 – 6 centuries BC in Greece polices (townstates) were formed in Athens, Sparta, Crete. In 5 – 4 cent. BC was the bloom of polices.

The bloom of Athens was at Pericl (443 – 429)” [87, p.339]. Greek historian B. Petrakos in his book ”Delphi” wrote: “From the excavations carried out in the area, we know that in the period now called “Mycenaean” (14th to 11th cent. BC) Delphi was a small village whose inhabitants worshipped a female deity, the original owner of the place, goddess Earth. Clay figurines of this deity were found in the deepest layers of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia.

Later, during the “Geometric” period (11th to 9th cent. BC), the sanctuary of goddess Earth was taken over by Apollo.” [112, p.7]. I have heard that some Greek historians have the opinion that Armenians have arisen from Delphi. I am glad that they see the connection between Delphi and Armenians, I am sure that it took place vice versa: Delphi was built by Armenians.

An extract from the book “Armenians and Ancient Armenia” by Paris Herouni

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