Day archives: July 31st, 2021

Ancient Byzantine seal in the history of Armenia

Ancient Byzantine seal in the history of Armenia

This is a Byzantine lead seal from a historically important region in Armenia major which was where the treaty to partition Armenia between Rome and Sassanian Persia was “sealed” in 387 AD, between Theodosius and Shapur III. The region is in the upper Euphrates valley called Akilisene. In the 5th-century biography “Life of Mashtots”, it …

Andrew Serkis – English actor of Armenian descent

Andrew Serkis - English actor of Armenian descent

Andrew “Andy” Serkis (born 20 April 1964) is an English/Armenian film actor, director and author. He is best known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), King …