Day archives: May 25th, 2019

Ancient Armenian Traditions of Woodcarving

Ancient Armenian Traditions of Woodcarving

Artistic woodworking is art with millennium-old traditions. It is said that in the country of khachkars, Armenia, the melody of the stone song is heard everywhere. Not only stones sing in Armenia but everything that the hands of true masters have touched. In addition to skilled stonecutters, for centuries, masterpieces have been created by other …

Ani on The Engravings of Charles Texier

Ani on The Engravings of Charles Texier

In 1833, the French government sent a research expedition to Asia Minor, led by famous French historian and archaeologist Charles Texier (Félix Marie Charles Texier, 22 August 1802, Versailles – 1 July 1871, Paris). The expeditionary group studied the areas of ancient Phrygia, Cappadocia, and Lycia. In 1834, the group discovered the ruins of Hattusa, …

From Erzurum to Sardarapat – 1915-1918

From Erzurum to Sardarapat – 1915-1918

In 1915-1916, as a result of the victories of the tsarist army and the efforts of the Armenian military and volunteers, a significant part of Western Armenia was liberated from the Turkish yoke. After that, the Armenian refugees, who were shy of death and had miraculously escaped from the massacres, began to return to their …