Monthly archives: September, 2020

Turkey Owes Armenians 800 Billion Dollars – Armine Karapet

Turkey Owes Armenians 800 Billion Dollars

“Armenians all over the world should take unified steps for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide so that Turkey returns the ‘debt’,” thinks Armine Karapet, the Chairperson of the UK branch of the Hayastan All Armenian Fund. According to her, Turkey owes the Armenians more than $800 billion. “Of course, they cannot fully return the …

New Turkish Tradition – A Photo Of Newlyweds Against The Background Of The Ancient Armenian City Of Ani

New Turkish Tradition

Recently, Turkish newlywed couples have been more often photographed on the ruins of Ani. Newlyweds are taking wedding photos in front of the churches of Ani and other architectural monuments. Photos taken at sunset are especially popular. This was reported by the Turkish state news agency “Anadolu” whose correspondent photographer Ismail Kaplan captured several of …

Excavations In Sotk May Shed Light On The Dark Pages Of The History Of The First Republic Of Armenia

Excavations In Sotk May Shed Light

Archaeological excavations carried out by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia in the village of Sotk, Geghamasar community, Gegharkunik Province are nearing completion. Archaeologist Avetis Grigoryan said that the mass grave uncovered during these excavations may shed light on the dark pages of the …

Beautiful House In Armenia With Mosaic Paintings

Beautiful House In Armenia With Mosaic Paintings

The seventy-five-year-old Valencia Davtyan from the village of Arzakan for 50 years has been decorating his house with amazing mosaic paintings. It is simply impossible to walk past this two-story house without slowing down to take a look. On its walls, you can see heroes of Armenian fairy tales, newlyweds in national costumes, and musicians …

Another Delirium From Turkish Officials: “The Surb Khach Church On Akhtamar Island Bears Traces Of Turkish Architecture”

Another Delirium From Turkish Officials

According to “Haberturk”, Director General of Turkish Waqfs Burhan Ersoy said that the Main Administration of Waqfs has restored 12 churches. The liturgy at the Surb Khach (Holy Cross) Church on Akhtamar Island in Lake Van on September 6 was attended by the Director General of the Waqfs Burhan Ersoy. At the liturgy, Ersoy told …

Ara Güler’s New Exhibition In Constantinople

Ara Güler's New Exhibition In Constantinople

The Ara Güler Museum brought to life thanks to the collaboration between Dogush Group (which made a significant contribution to the field of culture and art) and Ara Güler will open its doors to art connoisseurs with a new exhibition “In One Dream” from September. In the new exhibition, which can be visited until February …

3400 Years Old Cuneiform Stone Found In Cilicia

3400 Years Old Cuneiform Stone Found In Cilicia

In the ancient city of Alala in Hatay province, Western Armenia, a stone with a cuneiform inscription addressed to an unknown king was found. The cuneiform is about 3400 years old. The ancient city of Alala was the capital of the Mukish kingdom in the Amik Valley. Over the course of archaeological excavations (about 20 …

A New Stamp Dedicated To The 100th Birthday Of Henri Verneuil Was Released In Armenia

A New Stamp Dedicated

“Haypost” (Armenian Post) has issued a souvenir postage stamp dedicated to “the 100th birthday of Henri Verneuil (Ashot Malakyan)”. The postage stamp depicts French-Armenian filmmaker, writer, and member of the French Academy of Fine Arts Henri Verneuil (born Ashot Malakian, 1920-2002). The postage stamp contains fragments of posters for the films of Henri Verneuil. Henri …

The Armenian Churches Of Van Are Being Destroyed Day After Day

The Armenian Churches Of Van

The Turkish website “Gazeteduvar” mentioned several Armenian churches in Van province that were destroyed by thieves and abandoned. “Gazeteduvar” wrote: “St. Bartholomew, one of the Armenian churches in Van and a structure considered a center of spiritual tourism, has long waited for restoration. But so far, no steps have been taken, and the church continues …

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 …