Month: January 2019

Archaeological Finds in Armenia May be a Worldwide Sensation

In an interview with “APKA Style” in 2015, the director of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences Pavel Avetisyan told about the sensational findings of Armenian archeologists, their plans, and the need to present the phenomenon of the Armenian civilization to the world. Mr. Avetisyan, 2014 turned out to

Self-Defense of Mush – 1915

The struggle of the Armenian population of the city and district of Mush against the Turkish pogroms occurred in June-July 1915. The Armenian population of Mush (Bitlis vilayet) and the surrounding villages numbered 94 thousand people. In the years of WWI, carrying out their extermination policy, the Turks first of all wanted to get it

Baron Ara Darzi – An Armenian in the House of Lords of England

Ara Wardkes Darzi, Baron Darzi of Denham (born May 7, 1960) holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at the Imperial College of London. He also served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the UK Department of Health. Today, Baron Darzi is among the world’s leading specialists in surgery. Research conducted under the guidance of

The Ancient Arsacid Dynasty

The ancient Arsacid royal dynasty was founded by Parthian King Arsaces I in 250 BC. The Arsacid dynasty ruled in Armenia, Persia, Atropatene, Iberia, and Caucasian Albania. The Parthian branch of the Arsacids (250 BC – 224 AD), having liberated Persia from the Greco-Macedonian dynasty of the Seleucids, proclaimed its connection with the legendary kings

Zeytun Uprisings – 1877-1878, 1895

The Zeytun uprisings in 1877-78 and 1895 marked the struggle of the Armenians of the Zeytun district against Turkish despotism. Since the second half of the 19th century, the Turkish government has resorted to drastic measures to eliminate the semi-independent position of Zeytun located in Western Armenia. In as early as 1862, these actions provoked

In 1992, the US Prevented Turkey’s Military Invasion of Armenia

On the eve of the Turkish air strike on Armenia, US National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft had a telephone conversation with the Chief of Staff of Turkey and Secretary of the Security Council, explaining that he “would not be able to protect Turkey from Russian missiles.” In addition, had a Turkish military operation against Armenia

Armenia – The Cradle of Civilization – Madrileños por el mundo

On January 15, 2019, the Spanish TV station “Telemadrid” wrote that the Spanish “Madrid in the World” (“Madrileños por el mundo”) TV show had made a report about Armenia with the support of the Armenian Embassy in Spain. The project tells about the Matenadaran, the repository of ancient manuscripts; the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute which contains

Since the Times of Herodotus, This Part of Asia Has Been Called Armenia

In the Ottoman Empire, there are still people with national aspirations and national potential. In the northeastern part of Asia Minor bordering Russia, there are six provinces in which the vast majority of the population are Armenians. Since the times of Herodotus, this part of Asia has been called Armenia. Today’s Armenians are the direct

St. Vartan Cathedral – The First Armenian Cathedral in North America

The Cathedral of St. Vartan is the first cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church in North America. Built in 1969, it has been designed to resemble ancient Armenian temples. The construction of the cathedral had been conceived back in 1926 when the young Armenian community of New York raised 100 thousand dollars. Three years later,

Russia Fulfills its Obligations to Neutralize Armenia

March 16 entered the history of the Armenian people as the day of shame and one of the most shameful pages of Armenian history. On this day in 1921, Turkey and Russia concluded the Treaty of Moscow, according to which they divided the Caucasus, mainly at the expense of Armenian lands. Kars, Surmalu, and Nakhichevan

Liberation of Kelbajar – Powerful Link Between Armenia and Artsakh

The town of Kelbajar (Karvadjar) was an important strategic point for the Armenian side. After its liberation, a strong link was established between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. The front line was significantly reduced, and the rear of the Martakert region was secured. On March 27, 1993, Armenian troops launched an operation to liberate Kelbajar, the center

Komitas – Armenian Composer, Singer, Scientist

Komitas (born Soghomon Soghomonian, October 8, 1869 – October 22, 1935) was an Armenian composer, scientist, singer, choral conductor, and public figure. Komitas’s father was Kevork Soghomonian, a shoemaker who loved music, composed songs, and had a beautiful voice. The composer’s mother Taguhi was a carpet weaver and also possessed bright musical abilities. Komitas’s childhood

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