Day archives: April 30th, 2019

Cyrus and Tigran – Bosom Friends

Cyrus and Tigran – Bosom Friends

According to the Armenian tradition, Persian King Cyrus the Great and Armenian prince Tigran were long-time bosom friends who together defeated the Midian kingdom. Ancient Greek historian, commander, and politician Xenophon (5th-4th centuries BC) has written down the Persian legend about the friendly relations between Cyrus the Great and Armenian prince Tigran. Xenophon himself at …

Armenian Typography in Turkey

Armenian Typography in Turkey

Armenians were among the first to use the invention of Johannes Gutenberg, a German inventor who introduced printing to Europe. Since 1512, in countries of the world where there were Armenian communities, Armenian printing houses have been established, and books have been printed in Armenian. The Ottoman Empire was also involved in this process. In …