Day archives: December 20th, 2019

Garegin Nzhdeh – Epitaph

Garegin Nzhdeh – Epitaph

“Stop, traveler, in front of this unknown burial mound in which I am not destined to come to peace. And tell me – is there still peace and sun? God forbid, have the hearts of the Armenians fallen asleep even though the dead have no peace because they have no graves? Do you hear, traveler, …

Stepanos Taronatsi’s Arabic Chekastan

Stepanos Taronatsi’s Arabic Chekastan

Armenia on both sides borders hostile states. It doesn’t matter whether this hostility is secretive or wrapped in some kind of an excuse – what matters is that there is hostility. And of course, any enemy in some way preserves the memory of himself in the language of a defending nation, especially when it comes …

George Maniakes – Byzantine-Armenian Commander

George Maniakes

The beginning of the 11th century was the peak of the glory of Byzantium of the era of the Macedonian dynasty. After the victorious campaigns of Emperor Basil II (reigned in 976-1025), the Eastern Roman Empire regained its sovereignty over a number of territories from the Armenian Mountains to the Italian Peninsula. But Basil was …