Monthly archives: December, 2020

The Lost Armenian Village Of Jipin

The Lost Armenian Village Of Jipin

Before 1915, more than 42,000 Armenians lived in the villages near the ancient city of Urfa (Urha, Orfa, or Edessa). This Armenian community had 10 churches, one monastery, and about 20 Armenian schools. One of these Armenian-populated villages was the village of Jipin. During the Armenian Genocide in 1915, the forced emigration of Armenians began …

Historical Photo – The Last Caretaker Of The Monastery Of Holy Apostles In Mush At The Tombstones Of Mushegh And Vahan Mamikonyans

Historical Photo – The Last Caretaker

In the courtyard of the monastery of the Holy Apostles in Mush, at the tombstone of Mushegh and Vahan Mamikonyans once stood Vardan Vardapet, the last caretaker of the monastery and a defender of the Armenian liberation struggle and the fedayi troops. In 1915, the genocidal Turks invaded the monastery of the Holy Apostles in …

Lost Monastery Of Tsarakar – Historical Armenia

Lost Monastery Of Tsarakar – Historical Armenia

Not far from the village of Chukuraia (modern Turkey), 5 kilometers from the city of Kechror (Gabeganq, Ayrarat province of Greater Armenia), the ancient Armenian monastery complex Tsarakar was discovered. Only ruins remain from this monastic structure, unfortunately. The complex consisted of a church, which had several entrances connected to each other, at least six …

Armenian Miniature In Ancient Manuscripts

Armenian Miniature In Ancient Manuscripts

Most Armenian manuscript books have been stolen and destroyed. The miraculously surviving samples of handwritten treasures are carefully preserved. The largest collection of manuscripts is kept in the Matenadaran repository of ancient manuscripts in Yerevan, Armenia. About 10 thousand of the surviving 25 thousand manuscripts are illustrated, of which 5-7 thousand are full miniatures. The …