Monthly archives: August, 2020

Ancient Burial Grounds Found In Van Province

Ancient Burial Grounds Found In Van Province

In the province of Van, Historical Armenia, a human skeleton aged 2700 years was unearthed. During excavations carried out on a mound north of the Fortress of Van, a headless female skeleton was discovered. The remains belong to a resident of the ancient Armenian Kingdom of Van. For several years, a group of Turkish archaeologists …

Grigor Artsruni: “An Armenian Has No Love…”

Grigor Artsruni: "An Armenian Has No Love..."

Public love is alien to Armenians. Perhaps no nation on earth has such a propensity for emigration, separation from each other, and flight from each other as the Armenians. The Armenian believes that it is better to live happily in a foreign country than to share all his sufferings and joys with his blood relatives …

Ancient Necropolis Discovered In The City Of Van

Ancient Necropolis Discovered In The City Of Van

During excavations near the city of Van, Historical Armenia, archaeologists have found tombs dating to the era of the Kingdom of Van. This ancient Armenian state existed on the territory of the Armenian Highlands in the 9th-6th centuries BC. Excavations are being carried out at the Sardurikhinili Fortress (Chavushtepe). According to the head of the …

Horse Archers Of The Armenian Army

Horse Archers Of The Armenian Army

Horse archers were the best units of the army of Greater Armenia. In 336-337, the Armenian army led by King Khosrov II Kotak defeated the Huns and other allied nomadic tribes who invaded Greater Armenia. 4th century, archer of the Armenian Army, reproduction by P. Glodek Gevork Nazaryan

Commemoration Day Of Nerses Shnorhali

Commemoration Day Of Nerses Shnorhali

Nerses IV Klaetsi (Armenian: Ներսես Դ Կլայեցի; born in 1102 in the Tsovk Fortress, Armenian Mesopotamia – died on August 13, 1173, Hromkla, Cilicia) was one of the most significant Armenian poets, a public figure, and the Catholicos (1166-1173) of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Nerses was also known as Nerses Shnorhali (Armenian: Ներսես Շնորհալի, Nerses …

Women’s Units Of The Armenian Army

Women's Units Of The Armenian Army

According to medieval Armenian historians, the Armenian army had units made up of female shooters who were experienced archers and snipers. One famous episode connected to Armenian female units dates to the 12th century. It is the story of Haytsemnik Anetsi, the commander of a detachment of Armenian women archers. Haytsemnik died in 1124 during …

Pedra de Ingá stone, Brazil

Pedra de Ingá stone, Brazil

The Ingá Stone is located in the middle of the Ingá River near the small town of Ingá 96 km from João Pessoa, Paraíba State, northeastern Brazil. Pedra de Ingá is also called “Itacoatiara”. Translated from the Tupi language, the word “Ita” means “stone”, while “kshatiara” means “striped” or “painted”. The Ingá Stone is a rock formation covering an area of about 250 square meters. Basically, it is a vertical …

We Are The Descendants Of Archer Hayk Nahapet

We Are The Descendants Of Archer Hayk Nahapet

This is the best (if not the main) symbol that the Armed Forces of Armenia should have. The arrow and bow since ancient times have symbolized the Armenian army and its founder Archer Hayk Nahapet. The eagle has symbolized the Armenian freedom-loving spirit of Haykazuni. Unfortunately, we do not study our symbols properly, and those …

The Mystery Of David Of Sasun’s Monument

The Mystery Of David Of Sasun’s Monument

The first monument to David of Sasun (photo 1) was created by Yervand Kochar for the 1000th anniversary of the epic in 1939. The monument was made of plaster in 18 days. However, on June 23, 1941, Yervand Kochar was arrested. The reason was the monument itself – namely the fact that the rider with …

Hradamist – King of Armenia – Opera By Handel

Hradamist – King of Armenia

Hradamist was the king of Armenia in 51-53 and 54-55. In the book “Annals” by Latin historian Tacitus, Hradamist (Rhadamistus) was distinguished by bodily strength and was well versed in the arts and sciences. Pretending that he had quarreled with his father, he left for Armenia and was warmly received. He would then start inciting …

The Crew Of A Captured Tank – The Story Of One Photo

The Crew Of A Captured Tank

This photo was taken in June 1992, in the most difficult and tragic time of the Artsakh war. At that time, our units engaged in the toughest battles would often retreat in front of superior enemy forces reinforced by Russian units, Turkish advisers, and mercenaries from near and far abroad. The photo shows the crew …

Armenia – The Legend of Existence – The Shengavit Karas

Ceramics, ritual hearths, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic clay sculptures, as well as black-glazed vessels with depressed grooved ornaments are the main monuments of the so-called Shengavit culture (Shengavit, where a 4th-2nd-millennium BC settlement was discovered, is today within Yerevan). The drawings composed of depressed grooves with uneven width and depth on the ceramics haven’t been deciphered. …

Armenia in the Center of the World – Map of Herodotus

Armenia in the Center of the World

The world according to Herodotus, 5th century BC – Armenia has a central position among the countries that existed at that time. Edited by Charles Muller, published in the Smith’s atlas, British Museum, London, 1874. Հայաստանը՝ աշխարհի կենտրոնում. մ.թ.ա. 5-րդ դար, ըստ հույն պատմաբան Հերոդոտոսի կազմված քարտեզի: Географическая карта мира по Геродоту, V век до …

Castles And Fortresses Of Armenia

Castles And Fortresses Of Armenia

In world history, at all times and in all wars, a country’s geographic location has played an exceptional and decisive role in the conduct of military operations. In this regard, the Armenian Highlands had a strategically special significance. Due to its physical and geographical conditions, Armenia has always resembled a giant natural fortress that dominated …