Day archives: July 13th, 2018

The Armenian Name of the Milky Way Galaxy

The Armenian Name of the Milky Way Galaxy

Ancient Armenians were well-informed in astronomy. In fact, the oldest known observatories are located in Armenia. Karahunj dated to 4,200 BC and the observatory at Metsamor dated to 2,800 BC gave the ancient Armenians the opportunity to develop refined knowledge of geometry. This knowledge would allow the Armenians to measure distances, longitudes, latitudes, imagine the …

Literary Tradition of Armenia

Literary Tradition of Armenia

The phrase “to know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding” from Solomon’s “Book of Proverbs” is believed to have been the first sentence to be written in Armenian. The one to write down the first phrase in Armenian was the creator of the Armenian alphabet Mesrop Mashtots. The Armenian literary tradition dates …