Monthly archives: March, 2020

Arsemia Ruins Are Closed To Visitors Due To An Earthquake

Arsemia Ruins Are Closed

After an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 in Severidge, Adıyaman Province (formerly Kharberd, historical Armenia), Turkey, cracks and massive landslides occurred in the ruins of the Nemrut Mountain National Park in the Samsat (formerly Samosat) district and the area of Kahta fortress. For security reasons, the area is now closed to visitors. The old …

Mount Artos From The Taurus Mountain Range

Mount Artos

Artos is a mountain in the Taurus mountain system. Its highest peak is at 3550 meters. Its slopes are covered with mountain and subalpine vegetation. Its mountaintop offers a beautiful view of the village of Guayash (formerly called Vostan), Mount Sipan, Lake Van, and the latter’s islands Aghtamar and Arter. Many legends associated with Mount …

Ancient Artifacts In Mush – Historical Armenia

Ancient Artifacts In Mush

In the village of Murat, (Byurakn, Historical Armenia) the construction of the Kalahan-2 reservoir is underway. This area is under the threat of flooding. During recent archaeological excavations, numerous ancient artifacts and ceramic objects aged about 3,600 years (the era of the Van Kingdom) were discovered. Archaeologists recalled that during a 7-month excavation last year, …

Endangered Handmade Carpets From Antiquity

Endangered Handmade Carpets

Woolen carpets with natural dyes that preserve the millennial traditions of Caesarea and Western Armenia are under the threat of disappearance as they compete with the carpets produced with new technology. These old carpets have been 100% made with pre-cleaned sheep wool from the Taurus Mountains. Carpet dyes have been obtained exclusively from natural sources. …

Lakes Of Sebastia – True Natural Wonders

Lakes Of Sebastia

Numerous karst (shallow) lakes between Hafik and Zara have been formed in geomorphological gaps characteristic of this area. The 15 large and small natural lakes in the areas of Hafik and Zara in the province of Sebastia, Historical Armenia, are remarkable works of nature. One of the most striking features of these lakes is their …

Garo “Spitak Arch” Kahkejian – Heroes of Armenia

Garo “Spitak Arch” Kahkejian

Garo Kahkejian, known as Spitak Arch (The White Bear), was a participant of the Artsakh War and the commander of the “Crusaders” volunteer unit. Garo Kahkejian was born on March 24, 1962, in the city of Aleppo, Syria. After graduating the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Frankfurt University of Engineering, Kahkejian moved to Fresno, California. …

Turks Disguise As Armenians And Alawites To Get Asylum In Germany

Turks Disguise As Armenians

Recently, an unknown individual wrote “Die, Armenian seed” on the door of the apartment of 66-year-old single woman Kumri Akkay in Tunceli, Turkey, and left a bullet near the door. This incident was reported by milliyet.com.tr. According to milliyet.com.tr, a police investigation revealed that the writing was made at the request of Yusuf Inan Akkay, …

The Liberation Of Karvachar In 1993

The Liberation Of Karvachar In 1993

On March 27, 1993, Armenian troops launched a liberation operation in Karvachar. On April 1, Karvachar was liberated thanks to freedom fighters Armenak Abrahamyan, Hovsep Hovsepyan, Volodya Avetisyan, Sarkis Karapetyan, Misha Tadevosyan, Joseph Nersesyan, Vigen Abrahamyan, and others. On April 2, Armenian forces advanced further and three days later settled in the Omar Pass. The …

The Embroidery Of Marash, Urfa, And Aintap

The Embroidery Of Marash, Urfa, And Aintap

Artist and researcher Hrazdan Tokmadzhyan has long studied Armenian women’s embroidery in Marash, Urfa, and Ayntap. “The embroidered works of Ayntap, Urfa, and Marash show that Armenian culture is a single whole,” he said. The survivors of the Armenian Genocide, among them women from Marash, Ayntap, and Urfa, managed to reach Aleppo and bring along …

Theodora – Armenian Empress Of Byzantium

Theodora – Armenian Empress Of Byzantium

Theodora was a Byzantine empress, the wife of the Byzantine emperor Theophilos, and the regent of her son Michael III in 842–855 after the death of Theophilos. Originally from Paphlagonia, Theodora was of Armenian aristocratic origin. Theodora is also known as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Her holiday is celebrated on February 11th. …

Valuable Archaeological And Ethnographic Materials Found In The Armenian Village Of Tsaghkunk

Valuable Archaeological And Ethnographic Materials

During a cleaning preceding the restoration work of one of the buildings of the village of Tsaghkunk in Gegharkunik, materials of architectural and archaeological value were discovered. These materials testify to an earlier origin of this building, as well as the village. As “Armenpress” reports, the coordinator of the cleaning works, teacher at the National …