Day: February 5, 2019

The Armenian Alphabet in a Dutch Engraving from 1690

The Armenian culture, literature, and history have always been at the center of attention of European art historians and publishers. Dutch painter, engraver, and poet Jan Luyken lived and worked in Amsterdam in the late 17th – early 18th century. His most famous works are the illustrations for the five-volume cartographic atlas “Nieuwe Lichtende Zee-Fakkel”

Documents Testifying to the Violent Deportation of Armenians – 1991

Below are excerpts from the minutes on the interrogation of witnesses who had survived the hell of forced deportation from Armenian villages. These excerpts are from the publication of Lidia Grafova. Martiros Hovsepyan, born in 1934, resident of Martunashen village: …On April 28 or 29 – I don’t remember when exactly – my wife came

Legendary Musasir – One of the Oldest Cities in Armenia

One of the most ancient cities of Armenia, the legendary Mutsatsir or Musasir, for many centuries has been the main religious and spiritual center of the Kingdom of Van (Urartu), as well as its throne city where the kings of Van have been crowned. Disputes about the location of Mutsatsir continue to this day. I