Monthly archives: June, 2021

Interview with Nana Herouni – President of the Karahunj Armenian Studies Center

Interview with Nana Herouni - President of the Carahunj Armenian Studies Center

Nana Herouni, President of the Karahunj Armenian Studies Center, spoke about the Ancient Observatory of Karahunj, the current problems in science and the problems she faced during her career. She compared Karahunj with “similar structures in other countries”, noting that, according to scientific research, Karahunj is the most ancient. She noted scholars and researchers, because …

Jukhtavank monastery in the dense forests of Dilijan

Jukhtavank monastery in the dense forests of Dilijan

April in Jukhtakvank. In the dense forests of Dilijan this small monastery, beautiful in its modesty and simplicity, is hidden. The name comes from the word “jhukht” which means “couple”, since the complex includes two buildings: Surb Astvatsatsin and Surb Grigor churches. On the walls of Surb Astvatsatsin, there are chronicle inscriptions from which it …

Komitas – Documentary

Komitas - Documentary

A short documentary film directed by Ashot Poghosyan about the life and work of the great Armenian composer, music theorist and ethnographer Komitas (Soghomonyan Soghomon 1869-1935). Two versions of the tape are available to the viewer: in Russian and in Armenian. Source vstrokax.net Translation Art-A-Tsolum Komitas Հայերեն Komitas Russian version

Procopius about the Armenians

Procopius about the Armenians

Procopius, a 6th century historiographer, wrote: “… Until 474, the Roman emperors, when selecting their bodyguards, taking into account the dignity of the people, gave preference to the Armenians! Armenians are the only people who bequeaths their souls to God, their hearts to their families, and their bodies to their Motherland! Armenians are the people …

Language spreads through culture

Language spreads through culture

In 1965, in the context of the UN Year of International Cooperation, Margaret Mead proposed using the Armenian language as an international language, instead of Esperanto, an artificial language created specifically for international use. Mao Zedong was in favor, but first demanded 30 million teachers of the Armenian language. In general, languages are spread through …

Zarmair Haykazuni during the Trojan War

Zarmair Haykazuni during the Trojan War

Zarmair Haykazuni 1180 BC Our Zarmayr, who was a citizen of the Assyrians, helped Priam, the ruler of Troy, with a small Ethiopian army and died from wounds received from the brave Hellenes. I wish it was really Achilles, and not another brave warrior. In Greek mythology, Memnon (Zarmair Haykazuni) was killed by Achilles. Notes …

Art Nouveau buildings preserved in Gyumri

Art Nouveau buildings preserved in Gyumri

Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) (Liberty style) French: moderne, late 19th century – early 20th century. In Yerevan, there were also buildings in the Art Nouveau style, but they were demolished, and in Gyumri they have survived to this day. Thanks to the residents of Gyumri, they say that they will build a new quarter of old …

The greatness of the Tatev monastery in photographs

The greatness of the Tatev monastery in photographs

As you know, in photographs it is very difficult to convey a real picture not only of nature, but also of a building, especially a historical or church one. However, this time it seems that the author of the photographs knows his stuff or he has a natural talent. At least the author’s proposal to …

Smbataberd fortress – Syunik – Armenia

Smbataberd fortress - Syunik - Armenia

So, friends, the first stop of the walking tour is the Smbataberd fortress. The road is awesome, beautiful, butterflies, storks! The Smbataberd fortress is 5th century, the owners are the princes of Syunik, then they presented it to the Orbelians for their contribution to the expulsion of the Seljuks from Vayots Dzor. There are very …

Armenian word Dur (Doors) in different languages of the world

Armenian word Dur (Doors) in different languages of the world

The ancient (Grabar) Armenian word Dur means door. In Armenian, the word is dhur from the root of the word dheur. In Greek θυρα, Old Breton, korn – dor, ancient German turi, Lithuanian durìs, Old Slavic dveri “door” in English door. Parpetsi compared the door with a “servant”, Yeghishe with “deep chambers”, Buzand with a …

legend of Lake Sev Lich – Armenia

legend of Lake Sev Lich - Armenia

Dragons were very popular heroes in Armenian legends, and the participation of these characters in lake legends is no exception. A long time ago, a forty-headed dragon lived near Lake Sev Lich, who once to drink half of the water from the lake. Then he lay down to rest in order to drink the other …