Ancient Observatory of Carahunge

Ancient Observatory of Carahunge

“The people who divided the heavens at the constellations, probably lived in the Euphrates valley, as well as in the are of Mount Ararat” – William Olcott Carahunge Ancient Observatory is located 200 km south of Yerevan, in the territory of the former Tsghuk province of Syunik, three kilometers north of the city of Sisian, …

Renaissance of Armenian wine in the USA

Renaissance of Armenian wine in the USA

Many Americans can’t pinpoint Armenia on the map, much less be expected to know about the country’s rich cultural history. That said, now is the time to experience the full beauty and cultural richness of this region through its newest and most rapidly growing product: fine wines. One company – Storica Wines – is bringing Armenian wine …

US suspended military aid to Azerbaijan

US suspended military aid to Azerbaijan

House Adopts Pallone Amendment to Protect Global Human Rights, Reign in Billion Dollar Defense Program Amendment Will Hold Azerbaijan Accountable for Violations Washington, DC – An amendment offered by Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives today. The amendment would enhance protections …

Azerbaijani Armed Forces shelling Armenia

Azerbaijani Armed Forces shelling Armenia

The Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia (RA) received alarms from the communities of Verin Shorzha and Saradeghy in the Gegharkunik Province, that the Azerbaijani armed forces started firing intensively this morning, between 03:30 and 03:40. All of the alarms are that the Azerbaijani servicemen are firing directly at their residences. According to …

Paradox of the Armenian Alphabet

Paradox of the Armenian Alphabet

Ancient Armenian city now called – Erzrum – in modern-day Turkey, was changed from Armenian city of Artzrum. Although it was also called – Karin, it’s original names was Artzrum, as it was another region of metallurgy where silver and gold were smelted. In Armenian, Artz means “Silver”. Artz(at) is a variant name for “silver.” …

Armenian Church attacked in Istanbul – Protest action

Armenian Church attacked in Istanbul - Protest action

More than a hundred years after the Armenian Genocide, Armenian churches in Turkey continue to be a target of attack. In Istanbul, a protest has been held against the disrespect shown by a bawling crowd in front of the Surp Takavor Church. There have been protests in Istanbul against the disrespect shown to the Armenian …

Anahit – Armenian goddess by nature

Anahit - Armenian goddess by nature

Roman Goddess DIANA (right photo), spelled backwards, is ANAHIT, the Armenian Goddess.Anahit is originally Armenian in nature and adopted by other cultures. Etymologically, ‘Anahit’ is derived from the Armenian words ‘անհատ’ “anhat” and ‘անհատական’ “anhatakan” meaning “solitary, singular, and unique”. No other direct etymological explanations exist in any other languages. Persian adaptation came later. By …

Armenian language among five languages for learning

Armenian language among five languages for learning

These five languages all share unique qualities that make them interesting to study and learn. Here are five fascinating languages off the beaten track that are worth taking the time to learn: Armenian Armenian, the official language of Armenia, shares many unique qualities that might seem daunting but also fascinating for English speakers to study. …

The Story Of The Gevorgyan Family From Khotorjur

The Story Of The Gevorgyan Family From Khotorjur

The Gevorgyan family was one of the prominent families living in the Khotorjur village group in the Kiskim district of Erzurum province. On the eve of the Armenian Genocide there were 978 Armenian houses in 9 quarters of Khotorjur, with a population of 6,906 mostly Catholic Armenians. The Gevorgyans’ grandfather, Serob (born in 1824, in …