Day archives: May 1st, 2019

The Ancient Nature of the Armenian People

The Ancient Nature of the Armenian People

Something has survived and has come down to us since antiquity. This something is called the heritage of the ethnos. People can be deceived – they can be forced to accept another faith, and they can be given other values in order to destroy their future. Even the noblest and honest people can be deceived …

John I Tzimiskes, Byzantine Emperor of Armenian Descent

John I Tzimiskes, Byzantine Emperor

John I Tzimiskes was one of the greatest emperors of Byzantium. John originated from a noble Armenian family (the nickname “Tzimiskes” is derived from Armenian “Chmishkik”, meaning “short stature”) and was the nephew of his predecessor, Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas. John played an active role in the assassination of Nikephoros, entering into an agreement with …