Day archives: September 4th, 2020

The Vanishing Armenian Heritage In Van

The Vanishing Armenian Heritage In Van

In the Hayots Dzor (Gürpınar) district of the city of Van, the Armenian monastic complex Hogyats or Hogvots (Ter Mariam) is almost wiped off the face of the earth. According to a legend, the graves of Armenian King Trdat and his wife are located on the territory of the monastery complex. In the 4th century, …

Parandzem – Brave Queen Of Armenia

Parandzem – Brave Queen Of Armenia

Parandzem (4th century) was the wife of King Arshak II and mother of King Pap. She was the daughter of the influential Syunik prince Andovk from the ancient Armenian family of Syuni whose possessions were second only to the King’s in size. Andovk is known for his struggle against the Persian invaders. With the joint …