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Armenia on the British World Map – 1919

Armenia on the British World Map – 1919

The World Atlas of 1919 published in Great Britain lists the legal boundaries of the Republic of Armenia which were internationally recognized prior to 1920 the Arbitral Decision of US President Woodrow Wilson. According to the Woodrow Wilson Arbitral Decision, four of the eight regions of the western part of Armenia were to be included …

Ancient Armenian Manuscripts at the American Getty Museum

Ancient Armenian Manuscripts

In the largest art center of the West Coast of the US, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the rarest Armenian manuscripts are exhibited. They belong to different periods of the Middle Ages and represent the best traditions of the Armenian miniature school. Below are the descriptions of the four rare manuscripts in …

Demolition of Armenian Churches in Turkey

Demolition of Armenian Churches in Turkey

Of the more than 2.5 thousand churches, only 6 operational churches and not a single monastery have survived to date. In the territory known since the 13th century as the possession of the Ottomans, Armenians were the indigenous people, especially in the area that is today called Eastern Anatolia. But even now, after 800 years, …

In 2017, An Israeli Tourist Family Preferred Armenia to Europe

In Armenia, Israeli tourists were pleasantly surprised by mountain landscapes, Lake Sevan, delicious food, and aromatic wine. “Armenians are very hospitable, polite. Most importantly, they speak Russian, so there are no language barriers, which is important for a tourist. You have very educated and beautiful young people,” said Oleg Baron in a conversation with “Armenia.” …

Etchmiadzin Cathedral – A Testament to Universal History – Christian Portal Aleteia

Etchmiadzin Cathedral - A Testament to Universal History

The Christian portal Aleteia.org writes that the Etchmiadzin Cathedral built in 301 AD by Gregory the Illuminator is a testament to both Armenian and universal history. The Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Vagharshapat (the official name of Etchmiadzin) is the main church of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Both historians and archaeologists unanimously claim that this is the …

Armenian Jazz Presented in The History of European Jazz

Armenian Jazz Presented

On birthdays and especially on anniversaries, it is customary to make gifts. So, in the year of its eightieth birthday, Armenian jazz received a wonderful gift. The book “The History of European Jazz; The Music, Musicians and Audience in Context” beautifully published by the British publishing house Equinox contains information about jazz music and musicians …

French Radio Station RFI to Broadcast in Armenian

French Radio Station RFI

Last year in October, in connection with the Francophone Summit held in Yerevan, the French radio station RFI (Radio France Internationale) presented a special series of programs in the Armenian language dedicated to this event. The programs were broadcast during the week. In Yerevan, they were broadcast on the frequency FM 102.4. As a result …

The Armenian Alphabet in a Dutch Engraving from 1690

The Armenian Alphabet

The Armenian culture, literature, and history have always been at the center of attention of European art historians and publishers. Dutch painter, engraver, and poet Jan Luyken lived and worked in Amsterdam in the late 17th – early 18th century. His most famous works are the illustrations for the five-volume cartographic atlas “Nieuwe Lichtende Zee-Fakkel” …