Day: January 18, 2019

Medieval Armenian Philosopher Hovhannes Imastasser

One of the greatest medieval Armenian philosophers, scientists, theologians, poets, mathematicians, cosmologists, and a successor of the traditions of Aristotle was Hovhannes Imastasser (Hovhannes Sarkavag, 1047-1129). Little is known about his biography. The information that we have comes from a manuscript biography rewritten in 1375. The author of this manuscript, apparently, lived in the middle

Aghavni Mkrtchyan – Witness to the Genocide – Bitlis – 1915

Aghavni, an eyewitness to the Armenian Genocide, described the deportation path she had traveled along with her mother and brother. She also told about the blood-filled Euphrates and her fateful meeting with Hovhannes Tumanyan. “We are natives of Bitlis. I am the granddaughter of Mukhsi Vardan. The Turks destroyed our home. There were seventy people