Monthly archives: July, 2020

United Armenia In The Illustrations Of Charles Defrémery

United Armenia In The Illustrations

Back in the 19th century, Western European authors called “Eastern Anatolia” Armenia or Western Armenia. Below are illustrations from the book of the French orientalist Charles Defrémery “Voyages d’Ibn-Bartoutah dans la Perse, l’Asie Centrale et l’Asie Mineure” of 1853-1859. The author illustrated Eastern and Western Armenia as a single Armenia. Antitopor

Armenian Churches Are Being Destroyed In Van

Armenian Churches Are Being Destroyed In Van

In Van, Historical Armenia, there are about 100 Armenian churches left. Most churches have been demolished in recent years, especially during the AKP’s rule, and many churches have been converted into stables. If this trend continues with the last remaining churches, they will disappear from the face of the earth. The most important of the …

The Treaty Of Sevres And The Kurds

The Treaty Of Sevres And The Kurds

The Treaty of Sevres was the first document to mention the rights of the Kurds living in the Ottoman Empire which was defeated in World War I. Of the 433 clauses of the treaty, three articles (62, 63, and 64) were directly related to the Kurds. Article 62 stated: “The Commission in Constantinople, consisting of …

Excavations In The Ayanis Fortress Of Van Continue

Excavations In The Ayanis Fortress Of Van Continue

Excavations of the Ayanis fortress were launched 31 years ago. The Ayanis fortress, one of the most magnificent buildings of the Kingdom of Van (Urartu), was erected by the ruler of the Kingdom of Van Rusa II. These days, excavations of the fortress continue under Professor, Dr. Mehmet Eşekli. Expressing his admiration for the diversity …

To The Day Of The Liberation Of Akna (Aghdam)

To The Day Of The Liberation Of Akna (Aghdam)

The city of Aghdam has been the main Azerbaijani military base since the beginning of the Artsakh War back in 1991. On February 23, 1991, the Azerbaijanis without any resistance occupied the military bases of the 4th Army of the Soviet Armed Forces stationed in Aghdam. As a result, 728 train wagons of artillery shells, …

7,5 Million Years Old Fossils Found In Caesarea

7,5 Million Years Old Fossils Found In Caesarea

At the bottom of the Yamula reservoir in the Caesarea province of Historical Armenia, fossils of a mammoth that lived 7,5 million years ago were found. According to an announcement made by the municipality, other 7,5 million-year-old finds and fossils have also been found in the underwater area as a result of works carried out …

To The Day Of The Elimination Of Djemal Pasha In Tbilisi

To The Day Of The Elimination Of Djemal Pasha

Djemal Pasha was the commander of the 4th Turkish army operating in Syria during WWI (1914-18). He actively participated in the mass deportation and massacres of the Armenians of Historical Armenia, Cilicia, and drowned the self-defense forces of the Armenians of Urfa in blood. Djemal suppressed Arab national liberation movements in Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine. …

American Committee For Armenian And Syrian Relief – 1917

American Committee For Armenian

The American Committee For Armenian And Syrian Relief established in 1915 on the initiative of US Ambassador Henry Morgenthau organized exhibitions in various cities of the United States, aiming to inform the American public about the Armenian suffering and to call for donations. During its 15-year activity (1915-1930), the Committee raised $117 million in donations …

The Kingdom Of The Ararat Mountains Will Never Fall

The Kingdom Of The Ararat

This inscription in three languages (Persian, Akkadian, and Elamite) was very common in the Achaemenid period of Persia. Three terms are used synonymously to refer to Armenia in this multilingual inscription. The country was called “Armenia” in Persian, “Urartu” in Assyrian, and “Charminoya” in Elamite. Indeed, the name “Urartu” for Armenia continued to be used …