Monthly archives: October, 2019

Outstanding Armenian Women Who Have Changed the World

Outstanding Armenian Women

From ancient times, Armenian women have been renowned for their talent and beauty. Their role in world history is also invaluable. These outstanding women have become distinguished not only by manners and grace but also by their natural smartness. We present the names of Armenian women who are rightfully admired not only in Armenia but …

Sven-Erik Rise – An Armenian By His Own Will

Sven-Erik Rise – An Armenian

A friend of Armenia by the name of Sven-Erik Rise presented his book about Armenia in Oslo last Sunday. “His work is a kind of declaration of love for Armenia and its people,” writes the Masis Post with reference to the Armenian Cultural Association of Norway. Sven-Erik Rise devoted many publications to Armenia in local …

The Three Fateful Battles of Armenia

The Three Fateful Battles of Armenia

Three fateful battles in the history of the Armenian people took place almost simultaneously from May 21 to May 28, 1918. Then, everything was at stake. It was being decided whether the Armenian people would survive or perish forever and disappear from the archives of history, as it had happened with many peoples and nations. …

The First Printed Book in Iran Was Published in Armenian

The First Printed Book

In Isfahan, at the entrance to the Armenian Cathedral of the Savior which the Iranians call Vank (Armenian: monastery), a statue of a man in a hood holding a small object in his hands stands. “Behind this statue is the story of the great contribution of Armenians to the development of Iran under the Safavids,” …

Ashot Ghulyan – Heroes of Armenia

Ashot Ghulyan – Heroes of Armenia

The Armenians were virtually unarmed during the Artsakh war. Some armament had been left from the Soviet garrisons, and there were very few of those in the Armenian SSR. A few armored vehicles had been sent from the Armenian diaspora. And due to the scarcity of weaponry, Armenians would acquire most of their equipment from …

Artavazik Church – Byurakan, Armenia

Artavazik Church – Byurakan, Armenia

Artavazik Church is located in the gorge near the village of Byurakan, Armenia. Built in the 7th century from red and black tuff, the church has a cross-domed construction. The eastern wing is semicircular, while the rest are rectangular. On the northwest side is a small aisle. The west entrance is decorated with a portal …

The Heritage of the Kingdom of Van

The Heritage of the Kingdom of Van

During excavations of the fortress city of Erebuni in the early 70s, silver bowls with figures of a warrior and a horse were discovered along with a bronze cauldron lid with a small handle in the shape of a flowering pomegranate. According to archaeologists, these finds belong to the era of the Van Kingdom (6th …

How Ijevantsi Seto Eliminated Kurd Salih

How Ijevantsi Seto Eliminated Kurd Salih

In 1904, in one of the borderline Armenian mountain villages of Sasun ruled a henchman of the Turks, the Kurdish leader Salih. He was known for his cruelty towards the disobedient Armenians of the mountain of Sasun. But the Armenians would not be Armenians if they had not taken a fair solution to this issue. …

Do Not Dare to Convince the Armenians to Forgive

Do Not Dare to Convince

Keep your urges away, I won’t take the Turks as people as long as there is at least one among them who claims that there was no Armenian Genocide and that Armenians were simply resettled. April 24, 1915, occupies a special place not only in the history of the Armenian Genocide but also in the …

Makanakhagh – Ancient Armenian game

Makanakhagh – Ancient Armenian game

Makanakhagh is one of the oldest games of the Armenian people, and it’s quite popular even today. The first mentions of this game date back to the 4th century. One variant of the game is on foot, the other is equestrian. The basic rules for dismounted Makanakhagh (currently more popular) are similar to modern football …

“To My Mother” – Soghomon Tehlirian

“To My Mother” – Soghomon Tehlirian

Below is the farewell letter of Soghomon Tehlirian that he dedicated to his mother who had died tragically near the city of Yerznka during the Armenian Genocide of 1915. “To my mother… In the bottomless gloom of a faded memory, I was looking for you, my mother, horrified at the thought of losing you forever… …

Luther George Simjian, the Inventor of ATM

Luther George Simjian, the Inventor of ATM

ATMs have become an integral part of our lives, but not much is known about the author of the invention that has made life easier for billions of people. Much ahead of time, the first ATM was invented in 1939 by American scientist of Armenian descent Luther George Simjian (January 28, 1905 – October 23, …