Day archives: February 24th, 2019

Photo of the Deportation of Erzurum Armenians – July 1915

Photo of the Deportation of Erzurum Armenians

This photo pictures an episode of the forcible deportation of Erzurum Armenians to Mesopotamia. The picture was taken by Austrian biologist Viktor Pichman (1881-1956) near the village of Sushekhir. From 1914 until the end of World War I, by the orders of the German government, Viktor Pichman participated in the formation of mountain rifle military …

The Coins of Cilician King Levon I the Great

The Coins of Cilician King Levon I the Great

The coins of Levon I the Great, a King of Cilicia Armenia from the Rubenid dynasty who reigned from 1187 to 1219, were in use in Western Europe and even beyond. Minted during his reign, gold and silver coins with engraved Latin inscriptions became the most famous and preferred currency in international markets. During the …

Boghos Bey Yusufian – Advisor to the Viceroy of Egypt

Boghos Bey Yusufian

Famous Egyptian leader of Armenian origin Boghos Bey Yusufian was the first translator and adviser to the Viceroy of Egypt Muhammad Ali. He also served as minister of commerce and foreign affairs of Egypt. In the 1790s, Yusufian became a customs officer in the city of Rosette. Boghos Bey Yusufian was a highly experienced diplomat. …