Month: January 2020

Earthquake Protection Measures

Earthquake Protection Measures In The Architecture Of The Kingdom Of Van

Fortress walls discovered in the castle of Fayestep built in 750 BC by Van King Sarduri II showed that during the construction of the fortress, special measures have been taken against earthquakes. Archaeological excavations and restoration works are ongoing on the site of the Chavustep fortress and tombs in the north built in the brightest …

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The Reunion Of The Dovajyan Family

The Reunion Of The Dovajyan Family After The Armenian Genocide Of 1915

A century has passed since the Armenian Genocide in Turkey, but the stories of different families retold from generation to generation are bringing us back to the past again and again. Life in Western Armenia, childhood, ancestral home… People who remembered this and their homeland are long gone. Their descendants have spread to different countries. …

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Improvised Artillery

Improvised Artillery From The Artsakh War, 1988-1991 (Photo)

The photos below are showing improvised artillery and firearms from the times of the Artsakh Liberation War. These weapons were used by the forces of Armenian military organizations. The latter would become the foundation for the Artsakh Defense Army. It was with these weapons that the self-defense units went on sabotage against the USSR Ministry …

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The Deportation Of Armenians

The Deportation Of Armenians Of Getashen And Martunashen – Operation Ring, Artsakh, 1991

In April-June 1991, the troops at the disposal of the emergency commandant’s office and the organizing committee for the NKAO (V. P. Polyanichko, General Safonov) together with the 23rd Soviet Army division (Colonel Budeikin) transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Azerbaijan SSR and Azerbaijani OMON units undertook a large-scale military operation to …

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Destruction Of Armenian Churches

Destruction Of Armenian Churches In The Village Of Agulis, Nakhichevan

At the beginning of the 21st century, there were 11 churches in the city of Agulis (now the village of Ashagi Aylis). According to Hovhannes Minasyan, among the local churches destroyed by the Turks are: Monastery of St. Tovma (Thomas), 1st-4th centuries. Monastery of St. Christopher, 1st-4th centuries. Monastery of St. Mother of God, 1st-4th …

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Armenian Cave Church Severely Damaged

Armenian Cave Church Severely Damaged By Treasure Hunters In Caesarea

The Armenian Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary near the Bağpınar village in Caesarea Province of Turkey (Historical Armenia) has been repeatedly plundered by treasure hunters. As a result of the plunders, the church has been severely damaged, especially its wall murals. In an interview with Turkish media, Bağpınar headman Omer Nalbant said that the …

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Armenian Merchants

Armenian Merchants Conquering The World – French Historian Fernand Braudel

In the mid-16th century, Armenian merchants appeared in Malta as “poor Armenian Christians.” Though they might have been poor, they have arrived in Malta for “certain trading needs”, writes famous 20th-centuryFrench historian Fernand Braudel in his book “Games of Exchange” (“Les jeux de l’échange”). According to the historian, at the very beginning of the 17th …

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