Monthly archives: August, 2020

Interesting Facts About The Lisbon Five

Interesting Facts About The Lisbon Five

The Lisbon 5 (also known as the Lisbon Five) drew the world’s attention to the Armenian issue on July 27, 1983. Five members of the Armenian Revolutionary Army – Vache Daghlian, Setrak Ajamian, Simon Yahniyan, Ara Kuhrjulian, and Sarkis Abrahamian – opened a new page in the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the restoration …

Ancient Figurine Of The Armenian Forest Bull

Ancient Figurine Of The Armenian Forest Bull

If it were not for this 3000-year-old ancient figurine from the times of the Kingdom of Van, we would have never known what an Armenian forest bull looked like. The discovered 10 thousand years old bones prove that the basin of Lake Sevan used to be a dense forest, allowing these wonderful animals to freely …

Latvian Newspaper “Neatkarīgā” Presented The 7 Best Sights Of Armenia

Latvian Newspaper “Neatkarīgā” Presented

The Latvian “Neatkarīgā” newspaper presented the 7 best sights of Armenia that can interest tourists. As reported by “Armenpress”, the list was compiled after an interview with the Armenian Ambassador to Latvia Tigran Mkrtchyan. In the first place is the Cathedral of Etchmiadzin. “Neatkarīgā” notes that it is the largest surviving Christian church in the …

Abandoned Armenian Historical Monuments

Abandoned Armenian Historical Monuments

Relatives from Van contacted the Agos internet resource and reported that recent earthquakes have somewhat damaged the temple of St. Bartholomew on the border of Iran-Turkey in Van Province. As a result of the tremors, part of the wall collapsed, and there could be even more damage. Several years ago, experts demanded immediate repair of …

Armenian Cemetery In Ankara Targeted By Vandals

Armenian Cemetery In Ankara Targeted By Vandals

Akunq.net presents a publication by Turkish author Ozgur Ozdemir about the Armenian cemetery of Stanoz in Ankara, which is constantly being plundered. “The Armenian cemetery of Stanoz in the Zir valley of Yenikent district of Ankara province has been the target of treasure hunters for many years. Although this cemetery is located 30 km from …

Online Presentation Of The Ani Cathedral To Be Held In Fresno

Online Presentation Of The Ani Cathedral

An online presentation of the Ani Cathedral sponsored by the Peters Foundation as part of the Armenian Studies Program will take place at the Fresno Branch of California State University on Thursday, September 3, at 19:00. Opening remarks and lectures will be delivered by Tufts University lecturer Dr. Christina Maranchi, a specialist in the history …

Archaeological Excavations Are Underway At The Ancient Sites Of Shoghakat And Artanish Villages

Archaeological Excavations Are Underway

Excavations at the archaeological sites of Shoghakat and Artanish villages of the Shoghakat community of Gegharkunik Province began on August 3, 2020. They are co-organized and co-financed by the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the NAS RA and the Institute of Geological Sciences of the NAS RA. According to the expedition coordinator, candidate of …

Arsen Shahmazyan – Governor And Defender Of Syunik In 1919

Arsen Shahmazyan – Governor And Defender Of Syunik In 1919

Colonel Arsen Shahmazyan was the governor of Syunik in 1919. On November 3, 1919, it was Shahmazyan who stopped the attempt of joint control over Syunik by Azerbaijani and Kurdish military groups and two Turkish platoons. The area was successfully defended – after that, Garegin Nzhdeh came to assist Shahmazyan. After the Soviet occupation of …

Armenian Houses Are Being Systematically Destroyed In Kars

Armenian Houses Are Being Systematically Destroyed In Kars

Old historic houses in Kars are being destroyed one after another, writes Akunq.net with a reference to the Turkish media. The Turkish news does not mention the fact that these houses belonged to Armenians. It only states (without mentioning the Armenian heritage) that Kars was the capital during the Bagratuni dynasty. Naturally, the Turkish media …