Day archives: October 11th, 2018

Toros Toramanian – The Father of Armenian Architectural Historiography

Toros Toramanian – The Father of Armenian

Toros Toramanian was born in 1864 in Shabin-Karahisar (now the town of Şebinkarahisar, Turkey) in Western Armenia (where renowned Armenian commander Andranik Ozanyan was also born). He is widely considered the founder of the Armenian architectural historiography. In 1903, Toramanian accepted an offer to take part in the expedition of the Georgia-born historian Nicholas Marr …

The Architecture of Early Medieval Armenia

The Architecture of Early Medieval Armenia

In parallel with the development of science and literature, the architecture of Armenia also took the path of rising. In the 4th century, extensive construction works were carried out in the capital of Armenia Dvin and in the then-unfinished city of Arshakavan. The 5th-century city of Karin (Theodosiopolis in antiquity) was rebuilt as well. In …