Monthly archives: July, 2020

Sensational Article On The Astronomical Significance Of Karahunj

Sensational Article

A sensational article on the astronomical significance of Karahunj was published in the scientific periodical of the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory “Communication”. The article brings up the structure’s age calculated mathematically, which is more than 30,000 years. Also mentioned are the connections of the astronomical complex with the constellation Angegh and the ancient site of Portasar. …

Lake Hazar – Historical Armenia

Lake Hazar – Historical Armenia

Hazar (Turkish: Hazar Gölü, Armenian: Ծովք, Tsovk) is a rift lake in the Taurus Mountains, 22 km southeast of the city of Elazig, Turkey. This lake is the source of the Tigris River. The ancient city of Elazig was founded by Armenians and historically has had many different names. Among Armenian and Byzantine authors, it …

The Wish-Fulfilling Kamakatar

The Wish-Fulfilling Kamakatar

Today, the name Kamakatar translates from Armenian as “wish-fulfilling”. Originally, the name has been a little different. According to an ancient legend, a beauty named Katar fell seriously ill. No doctor could cure the beauty of the rare disease. The girl asked her father to build a chapel and call it Katar in her honor. …

The Cognac Of The N. Tairov Company – Yerevan

The Cognac Of The N. Tairov Company

The first wine and brandy factory in Yerevan and whole Transcaucasia was built by the merchant of the first guild and philanthropist Nerses Aghajanovich Tairyan in 1887. Since 1887, the Tairyan factory has produced brandy labeled “Cognac: N. Tairov’s Company in Yerevan”, which, thanks to its unique taste and aroma, quickly became very popular. In …

Photos Of Ara Güler Will Be Auctioned In Instanbul

Photos Of Ara Güler Will Be Auctioned In Instanbul

A selection of photographs from the collection of the late photographer Ara Güler will be put up for auction on July 12 in Istanbul. 46 images will be put up for auction, including portraits of famous figures, as well as photographs taken in various cities of Turkey. The Turkish photographer of Armenian descent made iconic …

The Traditional Armenian Wedding Dress

The Traditional Armenian Wedding Dress

Did you know that in ancient times, Armenian brides never wore white dresses for a wedding, and that engaged women wore a ring not only on their ring finger but also on the thumb? By the way, the ring could also be made of not only gold but silver. The red color of the female …

The Armenian Tradition Of Sacrificial Lavash Bread

The Armenian Tradition Of Sacrificial Lavash Bread

Do you know that a tradition of sacrificial lavash exists in the Armenian culture? To bake sacrificial lavash, flour should be collected from seven houses, not just taken out of a chest or bought in a store. The dough for the sacrificial lavash is then kneaded without salt so it stays tasteless. Next, the sacrificial …

Spartak Kalashyan – Heroes Of Armenia

Spartak Kalashyan – Heroes Of Armenia

Since April 2, 2016, private Spartak Kalashyan actively participated in combat on the frontline in the April War. He was killed in action on April 21 and was posthumously awarded the “Medal for Combat Service” of the Republic of Armenia. We will know our heroes! Սպարտակ Քալաշյան

Gevork Achemyan – Co-Founder Of ASALA

Gevork Achemyan – Co-Founder Of ASALA

Gevork Achemyan (Kevork Adzhemyan or Ajemian) (1932-1998) was an Armenian writer, publicist, and social and political figure. He was a co-founder of the military organization ASALA. Born in Syria into a family of Armenian refugees, Achemyan at an early age moved to Beirut. He studied at the American University of Beirut. Under the university, he …