Day archives: July 7th, 2018

Robert Fischer’s First Meeting with Tigran Petrosyan

Robert Fischer’s First Meeting with Tigran Petrosyan

Among Soviet chess players, Tigran Petrosyan encountered Robert Fischer the most times: 27, to be precise. The games between these two chess grandmasters have always been very competitive. Apart from that, they significantly contributed to the history of chess. Petrosyan and Fischer met for the first time in Moscow in 1958. In 1957, Fischer’s mother …

Ancient Coins of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia

Ancient Coins of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia

Cilician Armenian coins were minted from copper, bronze, silver, and rarely gold. Their styles have been completely unique and included images of stylized busts, Armenian texts, and sometimes the Crusaders’ crosses and iconography. The tradition of Cilician coin minting was established by the first King of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia Leo I and was …