Day archives: March 3rd, 2019

Spring Yerevan with Rosy Armen and Aram Khachaturian

Spring Yerevan with Rosy Armen

A popular singer in the 1960s and 70s, Armenian-born singer Rosy Armen (born on May 1, 1939) was born and raised in France. Her parents had moved to Paris after the Armenian Genocide. Rosy’s father Khurshud Hovhannisyan was from Nakhichevan, while her mother Nvard Alozian was born in the suburbs of Ankara. At various times, …

The Etchmiadzin Cathedral

The Etchmiadzin Cathedral

The city of Etchmiadzin (officially Vagharshapat) is located not far from Yerevan. This is a place revered by Armenians from all over the world since the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church is located here. Etchmiadzin was founded in the first half of the 2nd century AD on the site of the ancient settlement of …

The Ancient Armenian State of Nairi

The Ancient Armenian State of Nairi

Nairi was an Armenian state which formed after the unification of Armenian tribes in the struggle against Assyria. In the ancient cuneiform tablets of that time, the king of Nairi was also often called the king of the Ararat kingdom. Thus, the term “Ararat kingdom” – or the Kingdom of Van (Urartu) – has been …