Luther George Simjian, the Inventor of ATM

Luther George Simjian, the Inventor of ATM

ATMs have become an integral part of our lives, but not much is known about the author of the invention that has made life easier for billions of people. Much ahead of time, the first ATM was invented in 1939 by American scientist of Armenian descent Luther George Simjian (January 28, 1905 – October 23, …

The Excavations of Tigranakert of Artsakh

The Excavations of Tigranakert of Artsakh

In 2017, another stage of archaeological excavations in Tigranakert of Artsakh was completed. It has lasted 40 days. According to the head of the expedition Hamlet Petrosyan, for such an enormous project, 40 days is too short. Nevertheless, a lot has been done during this time – excavations were carried out at 2 sites. 2 …

Khoranashat Monastery – Chinari, Armenia

Khoranashat Monastery – Chinari, Armenia

Khoranashat Monastery is located northeast of the village of Chinari in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It was founded by Vanakan Vardapet (archimandrite Vanakan) with the support of the Vahramyan princes in the first half of the 13th century. The monastery complex includes the churches of Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) and Surb Kiraki …

Woodrow Wilson’s Memorandum to the Turkish Grand Vizier – 1919

Woodrow Wilson’s Memorandum

A telegram from the French High Commissioner in Constantinople regarding the actions of Admiral Bristol who had corresponded with the Turkish government without first consulting the Allied High Commission. Translation from French. August 23, 1919 “Admiral Bristol, the recently appointed US High Commissioner in Constantinople, sent on August 22 a critical memorandum to the Grand …

Artsakh Falcon Nelson Stepanyan

Artsakh Falcon Nelson Stepanyan

On December 12, 1944, Soviet pilot Nelson Stepanyan perished bravely. Nelson Stepanyan directed his downed plane to an enemy ship. So Armenia fought, so the sons of Artsakh fought, and one was worth a division. For skeptics and doubters – in that last battle, along with Stepanyan died his navigator Alexey Rumyantsev. He did not …

Kecharis Monastery – Tsaghkadzor, Armenia

Kecharis Monastery – Tsaghkadzor, Armenia

Kecharis Monastery is located in the northwestern area of Tsaghkadzor, on the terrace of the slope of the Pambak Range. The monastery features 3 monastery churches, as well as the small Church of the Resurrection standing nearby, surrounded by ancient tombstones. In the 12th-13th centuries, the monastery served as a major spiritual center of Armenia …

Gugark – One of the 15 Provinces of Ancient Armenia

Gugark – One of the 15 Provinces of Ancient Armenia

From the 2nd century BC, located in the upper reaches of the Kura River, Gugark has been one of the 15 provinces of Greater Armenia. Currently, this territory is located within modern Georgia, Turkey, and Armenia. According to Strabo, the region was taken away from the Iberians in the 170s BC by the Armenian king …

Nakhichevan Should Be Returned to Armenia

Nakhichevan Should Be Returned to Armenia

Nakhichevan is the cradle of Armenian civilization. The name of the city and the region comes from the Armenian prefix “nakh” and the word “ijevan”, which means “the place of the first landing.” For many centuries, Nakhichevan has been the center of the eponymous gavar (district) belonging to the Greater Armenian nahang (province) of Vaspurakan. …

The Armenian Cathedral in Lviv, Ukraine

The Armenian Cathedral in Lviv, Ukraine

The Armenian Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God (Vіrmensky Cathedral), one of the oldest Armenian church buildings in Europe, is located in the heart of the most beautiful city in Western Ukraine, Lviv. It is the geographical location of this city (on the border of Ukraine and Poland) and, consequently, the cathedral …

Garegin Nzhdeh Gave His People a Chance to Build the Future

Garegin Nzhdeh Gave His People

The Armenian people lived in the darkness of occupation, destruction, and bloodshed. Nzhdeh became the sun for his people. He gave the Armenians rays of hope and faith in struggle and victory. He gave the Armenian people a chance to build the future. In moments of grief, despondency, and defeat for the Armenian people, Nzhdeh …

Lilith – The Holy Traditions of Ararat

Lilith – The Holy Traditions of Ararat

Arius matured and became a healthy, strong, and cheerful young man. But at times, some kind of longing took possession of him. This did not escape Mother Anahit’s attention, and she told Father Ar about it: “Oh, the Highest Creator, your son Arius is already ripe for love.” And Ar took the fire of the …

Iranian Photographer Newsha Tavakolian

Iranian Photographer Newsha Tavakolian

34-year-old Iranian photographer of Armenian descent Newsha Tavakolian won the competition of the Dutch PrinceClaus Foundation in 2015. Within the scope of the project, Tavakolian worked in Syria and Iraq. “Newsha is one of the first professional photojournalists and women in Iran to skillfully combine the art of photojournalism with a new understanding of the …