Armenians Wake Up With Ararat – Monte Melkonyan

Armenians Wake Up With Ararat

Armenians are not yet suffering from complete amnesia, and, probably, this is what the crime is about. The unconscious world is trying to take away our memory from us with political injections, but this is almost impossible. Every morning, Armenians wake up with the majestic Ararat that is still occupied, which is reminded of every …

Manufacture of Fabrics in Old Sebastia

Manufacture of Fabrics in Old Sebastia

We present to your attention a photo from the collection of Armen Marsoobian. This photo was taken by the photo studio “Dildilian” in 1910 in Western Armenia in the city of Marzavan or Merzifon located in Sebastia in the province of Amasia. The photo shows a normal business day in the fabric manufacturing workshop belonging …

Armenia, An Ancient Center of Metallurgy

Armenia, An Ancient Center of Metallurgy

In the territory of the Armenian Highlands from the 5th to the 4th millennia BC, locals have processed and exported almost all types of minerals. Among them have been copper, tin, gold, silver, iron, lead, zinc, magnesium, antimony, arsenic, quartz, salt, and much more. Metal casting and the manufacture of various products from weapons and …

Mikael Melik-Ohandzhanyan – Hero of Sardarapat

Mikael Melik-Ohandzhanyan descended from a famous Syunik princely family. He is the brother of prominent Armenian philologist, Armenologist, and orientalist, as well as translator Karapet Melik-Ohandzhanyan. It is known that at the moment of WWI’s outbreak, Mikael Melik-Ohandzhanyan was studying in Moscow. As a royal officer, he took part in the war. After the Bolshevik …

First-Millennium BC Steles Found in Artsakh

Monuments dating back to the first millennium BC have been found in Artsakh. Eight anthropomorphic steles have been unearthed near the village of Nor Karmiravan in the Martakert District of the Artsakh Republic. It was noted that explorative excavations will be conducted at the site of the finds for the possible discovery of other similar …

Why Was Garegin Nzhdeh Victorious in Syunik in 1921?

Why Was Garegin Nzhdeh Victorious

Why was Garegin Nzhdeh victorious in Syunik in 1921? Because he chose the right tactics and only relied on his army. By creating a cohesive and combat-ready national military structure and not expecting any support from anyone, he successfully repelled all the attacks of the enemy. And, most importantly, he did not believe anyone and …

How Guillaume de Lusignan Became King of Armenia

How Guillaume de Lusignan Became King of Armenia

We present to your attention one French miniature. It is part of the famous French manuscript collection created in 1401–1405 and called “Le Roman de Mélusine.” It is now stored in Paris in the National Library of France. The miniature depicts the founding of the Lusignan dynasty in Cilician Armenia in 1343 when Guy (Guillaume) …

Aram Manukian – Symbol of the First Republic of Armenia

Aram Manukian – Symbol of the First Republic

March 19 marked the 140th anniversary of the birth of one of the titans of the modern history of Armenia and the symbol of the First Republic Aram Manukian. Aram Manukian was a leader with national and state thinking, as well as exceptional organizational talent. He had inherent inspirational and at the same time imperious …

How the Kremlin Renounced its Territorial Claims on Turkey at the Expense of Armenia and Georgia – 1953

How the Kremlin Renounced its Territorial Claims

On March 19, 1945, the Soviet Union declared that it intended to abandon the Soviet-Turkish Treaty of Friendship and Neutrality of 1925 since it “no longer corresponded to the international situation and there was a need for its serious improvement.” During WWII, Turkey led a pro-German foreign policy. In 1940, Ankara concluded a trade agreement …

The Last Days of Israel Ori

The Last Days of Israel Ori

At the beginning of the 18th century, the Russians were struggling to strengthen their positions on the shores of the Baltic, Black, and Caspian Seas. In 1701, Israel Ori arrived in Russia and presented to the Russian Tsar Peter I his program for the liberation of Armenia with the support of Russia. Peter I was …