Day archives: February 22nd, 2019

Etchmiadzin Cathedral – A Testament to Universal History – Christian Portal Aleteia

Etchmiadzin Cathedral - A Testament to Universal History

The Christian portal Aleteia.org writes that the Etchmiadzin Cathedral built in 301 AD by Gregory the Illuminator is a testament to both Armenian and universal history. The Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Vagharshapat (the official name of Etchmiadzin) is the main church of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Both historians and archaeologists unanimously claim that this is the …

Jean-Baptiste Tavernier’s Journey to Yerevan

Jean-Baptiste Tavernier’s Journey to Yerevan

French merchant and traveler Jean-Baptiste Tavernier visited the East six times – in particular, Turkey, Persia, and India – between 1631 and 1668. Tavernier not only conducted trade affairs but also made valuable notes about the cities he had visited, as well as made sketches that would be reproduced in the form of engravings. In …