Paris Herouni – Culture in the Great Armenia

Paris Herouni - Culture in the Great ArmeniaDuring the period of 5 – 1 mill. BC the leading role of Armenian Science and Culture all over the World was continued. This is confirmed by the big influence of Armenians and their culture on development of the level of other nations and countries, particularly in Europe, including also the early Christian period – the first millennium BC.

It is known also the big influence of Armenians on the formation of Indo-European race and languages, on the science, technology, music, architecture, human relations, which were much more developed in
Armenia. I want especially to note the beautiful Armenian Poetry, coming from the old time up to now.

This period was the time when many nations and countries arose and quickly developed. They learned also to make weapon and unfortunately the wars started in the World. The era of wars came and it continued until now.

Many important problems people try to decide by force, having not yet enough experience in kindness, accumulation of which needs thousands of years. At the same time the Great Armenia was, as before, the centre of education and learning of the kind Sun God religion.

Many foreign scientists, philosophers, musicians, priests, historians and others came to Armenia or to countries where Armenian scientists, artists, priests and magi lived, such as Egypt, Babylon, Syria, etc. For example, such famous persons as Pythagoras, Zoroastra, Abraham and others.

The ”father of western philosophy” Pythagoras (VI cent. BC), according to Greece philosopher Yamblicus (ill – IV cent. AD) ” ••• visited all Egyptian priests and found all wisdom from each of them.

Thereby he spent twenty two years (in Egypt) in temples, learning astronomy and geometry not at all superficially meeting with all the secrets of the Gods•••• (then) in Babylon he had the great pleasure from contacts with magi, consecrating him into their old knowledge and into the most ideal service to the Gods.

With their help he finished learning of arithmetic, music and other sciences. After twelve years, in the age of about 56, he returned to the Samos Island” [33, p. 53]. The famous theorem of Pythagoras Babylonians knew 1200 years before Pythagoras, so 3800 years ago, and Armenians knew it in
Carahunge time, so 7500 years ago.

The founder of Persian Zoroastrism religion Zoroastrian (VII cent. BC) was born in Armennia, on the bank of river Araks (in about 630 BC) and educated in Armennia, also in Babylon.

The progenitor of Jews Abraham (about 1680 BC) lived in Chaldean Ur (Armenian Ar), then in Armenian big town Harran and, in the age of about 73, buried in Harran his father Farra and went to Palestine [33].

About influence of Armennian culture and technology on development of other countries tells also the book “Oriental Carpets (Their Iconology and Iconography from Earliest Times to the 18th Century AD)” by Volkmar Gantzhorn [59], where is shown that Carpets propagated to all the World from Armenia. It is obvious from his map, shown here in Fig. 90 [59, p. 20].

Fig. 90. Map of Carpets propagation from Armenia to the all World [59].
In Armenia from the old time the making of different kind of utensil, dishes, decoration, etc. from metals were traditionally developed. In Fig. 91 the Armenian female traditional silver belt of XVI century AD is shown. In Fig. 92 the bronze statuette of Aries of XIII cent. BC (the Symbol of Sun) is shown. It found out near village Arich (Mount Aragts, Armenia) by archaeologist Prof. T.Khachaturian.

Fi2. 91. Traditional Armennian females silver belt (XVI cent. AD) Painted by P. Herouni
Fig. 92. Aries (the old Symbol of AR). Bronze statuette of XIII cent. BC. Found near village Arich (Mount Aragats) by archaeologist Prof. T. Khachaturian

Formation of other nations and countries gives also the new result in the field of information about Armenia. Foreign authors, travellers and historians began to write about Armennia. The first known information comes from Sumerian epos of III millennium BC, where is said that their ancestors came from “Arratta”, which is Armennia (see Item 3.14).

After formation of Greece, Rome (I mill. BC – beginning of I mill. AD) many Greek, Roman and Byzantine travellers, warriors and historians were in Armennia and wrote about it. They are: Sfrabon, Pliniy, Procopiy, Dion, Kassiy, Tatsit, Ammian, Martsella, Ploutarkh, Ptolemmey, Theodoret, Isidor, Sintsell, Herodot, Ksenofont, Polibbiy, Tsitseron, Horatsiy, Svettoniy, Sozomen, Sokrat, Evagriy, Zonar, Sineziy, Hulian, Yevsevviy, Zosim, Michael Attalliot, Pheophan, Georgiy, Tsedren, Efremiy, Georgiy Pakhimer, Nikkita Khoniat, Doukas, Konstantin Bagrianorodniy, Nikkifor Gregoras, Lev Diakkon, Kantakkouazen and others [90, p. 63].

The new information comes also as the result of new excavations on the territory of present Armennia. For example, during present excavations near Mount Aragats (villages Agarak and Dzorap) was found out an Armenian big town of the beginning of ill – I mill. BC with developed architecture and culture [94].

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


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