Day archives: May 18th, 2019

The Armenian Library and Museum of America

The Armenian Library and Museum of America

The history of the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) started in 1971 when a group of Armenians began collecting Armenian books and items in an Armenian parish church in Belmont, Massachusetts. In 1985, the decently increased collection was opened to the public for the first time. ALMA moved to its current location in …

The Fortress of Meghri – Syunik, Armenia

The Fortress of Meghri – Syunik, Armenia

The Armenian town of Meghri is known for its old-fashioned hotels, vodka, as well as its wonderful fruits and vegetables, especially Meghri figs and yellow pomegranates. Atop the rocky Mount Meghri in the vicinity of the town are the ruins of the 10th-century fortress of Meghri. The fortress of Meghri was first mentioned in 1083. …

Armenians in Venice – Philip Marsden

Armenians in Venice – Philip Marsden

It was cold in Venice. Small islands of ice in some places floated in the canals; they were slowly blown down into the lagoon by the current, like paper litter swollen in water. Nobody lingered on the streets – the squares were empty. The reason for this was not only the cold. From the balcony …