Day archives: July 12th, 2019

Portasar Built by Hunter-Gatherers?

Portasar Built by Hunter-Gatherers?

Given the fact that Portasar is 8,000 years older than the Stonehenge and that its every column weighs many tons, we should ask ourselves not only what types of tools were used to carve the figures in the stones but, more importantly, also ask what material these tools were made of. Remember, it was 12,000 …

Two Armenian Women in the Forbes List

Two Armenian Women in the Forbes List

Forbes has published an annual ranking of the richest self-made women in the United States. On the 42nd position is Carolyn Rafaelian with a fortune of 520 million dollars. She earned her fortune with her own brand of jewelry Alex and Ani which she named in honor of her two daughters. It was founded in …

Argishtikhinili – Ancient Armenia

Argishtikhinili – Ancient Armenia

Argishtikhinili (near the present-day town of Armavir) was an ancient city in the Kingdom of Van (Urartu) established under king Argishti I and named after him on the left bank of the Araks River, in its middle reaches. The city existed in the 8th-6th centuries BC. The ruins of the central fortress of Argishtikhinili are …