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The Mysterious Armenian Musical Notation – Khazes

The Mysterious Armenian Musical Notation

Among the many mysteries with which Armenia is rich, a special place is occupied by the khazes, the musical notation used to transcribe religious Armenian music. The khaz notation was developed in the 7th-9th centuries, presumably by poet and scholar Stepanos Syunetsi. At the beginning of the 20th century, European and Armenian scientists began to …

The Last Journey of Alexander Mantashev

April 1911. Along the route of the Saint Petersburg-Tbilisi train, a large concentration of Armenians was observed at each station. Even for such a train, congestion and turmoil at the stations were unusual. People came with wreaths to cover the coffin of the most famous Armenian philanthropist of all times, late Alexander Mantashev, which was …

Victory Parade in Yerevan – The Litmus Test

Victory Parade in Yerevan

The absurd play with obvious signs of aggressive obscurantism called the “Victory Day” of May 9, 2019, was initiated by the Russian Kremlin and Co. and then spread to some former Soviet republics, including Armenia. The initiators of obscurantism have previously voiced the slogan “we can repeat 1941-1945,” whose doubtfulness gives some food for thought. …

A Book About the Extermination of Armenian Catholics

A Book About the Extermination

Recently, a new book was published in Turkey about the deportation and extermination of the Armenian Catholics of Ankara. This was reported by the Istanbul newspaper “Akos.” The book “Events in Ankara” was written in 1921 by Istanbul Armenian from Ankara Simon Arakelian. The book was written in Turkish for the Armenian-speaking user. Subsequently, the …

What’s Going On In Karahunj – Nana Herouni

What’s Going On In Karahunj

Earlier, it was reported that barbaric “excavations” are carried out in Karahunj with equipment such as tractors, excavators, cranes, pitchforks, and shovels, with all the work done by ordinary workers without special training. Thus, the foundations of the megalithic astronomical instruments were exposed. It should be noted that shifts in the megaliths’ positions may devalue …

The Ancient Nature of the Armenian People

The Ancient Nature of the Armenian People

Something has survived and has come down to us since antiquity. This something is called the heritage of the ethnos. People can be deceived – they can be forced to accept another faith, and they can be given other values in order to destroy their future. Even the noblest and honest people can be deceived …

Vatican Tried to Stop the Armenian Genocide

Vatican Tried to Stop the Armenian Genocide

According to the Italian TV channel Rome Reports, researchers of Vatican archival documents on the Armenian Genocide published the first book about the attempts of Pope Benedict XV and his curia to stop mass slaughters in the Ottoman Empire. The publication presents a chronological story about what measures the nuncio (the official diplomatic representative of …

Ancient Temple of Mithra Discovered in Historical Armenia

Ancient Temple of Mithra

In the Turkish province of Diyarbakir (in historical Western Armenia), scientists discovered a unique underground temple dedicated to the ancient deity Mithra. The structure is estimated to have an age of 1,700 years. According to the Turkish “Hurriyet”, the temple was discovered near the historic Zerzevan castle during archaeological excavations conducted by the staff of …

A Settlement of Archaic Humans in Yerevan

A Settlement of Archaic Humans

The oldest settlement in Yerevan was discovered by chance only 50 years ago. Then, passersby accidentally discovered remains of bones and skeletons in one of the favorite places of rest of the capital’s residents, Yerevan Lake. The relevant authorities responded to the discovery of the citizens and found out that the bones are the remains …

Demolition of Ancient Buildings in the Amberd Fortress Area

Demolition of Ancient Buildings

Who are these “people” who give permission for vandalism, thus making it legal? Who are these “people” who mercilessly destroy their own culture, if it is even theirs? Who are these “people” who consider themselves masters of the oldest buildings that have been standing for thousands of years and with which they have nothing to …

Sam Chikejian – A Boy From Canada – A Warrior Of World War I

Sam Chikejian – A Boy From Canada

Born in Armenia but living in the Canadian city of Brantford during World War I, Sam Chikejian was the youngest soldier from that city who fought and perished in the war. The local newspaper Brantford Expositor dedicated an article to this young soldier. According to the publication, Chikejian was determined to voluntarily enroll in military …

Mozart’s Letter in the Museum of Yerevan

Mozart's Letter in the Museum of Yerevan

A letter written by Mozart on the night of July 4, 1778, is now kept in the Museum of Yerevan. To whom and about what does the world famous composer write, and how did the letter appear in Armenia? In Paris in 1778, several hours after the death of his mother, famous Austrian composer Wolfgang …