Day archives: May 12th, 2019

The Last Journey of Alexander Mantashev

April 1911. Along the route of the Saint Petersburg-Tbilisi train, a large concentration of Armenians was observed at each station. Even for such a train, congestion and turmoil at the stations were unusual. People came with wreaths to cover the coffin of the most famous Armenian philanthropist of all times, late Alexander Mantashev, which was …

Armenia in the Mesolithic Period

Armenia in the Mesolithic Period

The Middle Stone Age (Mesolithic) lasted for about 5–6 thousand years, from about the 12th to the middle of the 7th millennium BC. During this time period, the modern human has been finally formed. The invention of the bow and arrow greatly facilitated hunting, which in its turn increased the consumption of meat food. The …

Provinces-Gavars of Historical Armenia

Provinces-Gavars of Historical Armenia

In the 4th century BC in the territory of historical Armenia, two administrative-political units were formed, Greater Armenia and Lesser Armenia, whose borders ran along the Western Euphrates River. Greater Armenia included fifteen provinces (nahangs) – Ayrarat, Gugark, Utik, Artsakh, Syunik, Paytakaran, Parskahayk, Vaspurakan, Korchayk, Moghk, Aghdznik, Turuberan, Tsopk (Sophene), Upper Armenia, and Tayk. Each …