Day archives: July 16th, 2018

Ancient Cave Houses in Armenia

Ancient Cave Houses in Armenia

The Armenian Highlands are pierced with countless ancient cave dwellings that date back to the earliest pages of human settlement. Investigations of the Areni cave complex in Armenia provided the archaeologists with such phenomenal finds as a straw skirt (6,000 years old), the oldest leather shoe (5,500 years old), the oldest winemaking facility (6,100 years …

Mount Ararat – The “Mother of World”

Mount Ararat – The “Mother of World”

The snow-capped inactive volcanic cone known as Mount Ararat is now located in the territory that used to be the ancient Armenian region Ararat. Armenians have venerated Mount Ararat since times immemorial. Ancient Armenian legends say that deities reside inside the mount. In Armenian, both peaks of Mount Ararat have separate names: the smaller peak …