Monthly archives: August, 2021

Europa Nostra and European Association of Archaeologists Call for Protection of Karabakh Cultural Heritage

Europa Nostra and European Association of Archaeologists Call for Protection of Karabakh Cultural Heritage

Prominent European groups the Europa Nostra and the European Association of Archaeologists have issued a joint statement regarding the need to for the protection of the integrity, authenticity, and diversity of the rich multicultural heritage in and around the area of Nagorno Karabakh. Below is the complete text of the statement. “We, representatives of EUROPA NOSTRA and …

History of the Eastern part of Armenia

History of the Eastern part of Armenia

We live in troubled, difficult and sad times. However, we live with anticipation and hope for a good future. The publication of books continues, which can shed new light on the history of the state called Azerbaijan, which now borders on the country of Ararat, its ancient inhabitants with more than 6-7 thousand years of …

Archaeological news from Armenia

Archaeological news from Armenia

Tombs of Hellenistic period discovered in Artsakh A group of tombs dated between I-II B.C. has been found during the agricultural works carried out in “Khachin Tap” area of Artsakh’s Askeran region.  As the Artsakh Republic “Protection Service for Historical Environment” NCSO reports, during the excavation works held on August 24-25, led by archeologist Vardges …

Armenia – Cultural news

Armenia - Cultural news

Michael Harutyunyan’s painting acknowledged at international competition “Figurativas-2021” The work by Armenian painter Michael Harutyunyan was presented at the prestigious international competition “Figurativas-2021” in Barcelona, the painter informed on Facebook. The was chosen one of the best by the jury and on October 8 of this year, together with other selected paintings, will be exhibited …

‘The Armenian Genocide. Prelude and Aftermath’: Deeper than any dive into America’s haunting archives

'The Armenian Genocide. Prelude and Aftermath': Deeper than any dive into America’s haunting archives

It took over hundred years for the United States to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. But the evidence was always there, covered extensively by the American press, in words and pictures. While there have been several attempts to collect the reports scattered across different newspapers, a recent sequentially arranged and meticulously indexed multi-volume compilation stands out …

Notable Cinematic Portrayals of the Armenian Genocide

Notable Cinematic Portrayals of the Armenian Genocide

With the 106th anniversary of the genocide approaching, here are some films which can help you better understand the events. This week marks the date we officially commemorate the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Many people are not aware that it marked the first time that Western governments, including the US and Canada, launched …

Armenian Footprint in Architecture of Hagia Sophia

Armenian Footprint in Architecture of Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia — former Christian Cathedral of Saint Sophia in Istanbul was transformed into Mosque in 1453 after being conquerred by Osmans. Starting from 1935 the Cathedral was granted the status of museum and monument of Antique architecture. In 1985 it was included in the list of World Heritage by the list of World Heritage by UNESCO. However …

Armenian graves damaged by bulldozers in Van

Armenian graves damaged by bulldozers in Van

An Armenian cemetery in the Tuşba district of the eastern Van province has been damaged by bulldozers. Kalecik Neighborhood, also known as Lezk, was an Armenian neighborhood before the 1915 genocide. The Housing Development Agency (TOKİ) built housing estates in the neighborhood after the 2011 Van earthquake. A few days ago, a person who is …

Google Arts & Culture as an Agent of Ethnic Cleansing

Google Arts & Culture as an Agent of Ethnic Cleansing

After Azerbaijan declared victory following six weeks of brutal conflict, the state has gained control of the Armenian-governed area of Artsakh, increasing fear of erasure of the millennia-old Armenian monuments in the area. Editor’s note 11/16/2020 11:53 EST [UPDATE]: Since the publication of this article, the original page for “The Albanian-Christian Architecture of Karabakh” on Google …

Hurri – Mitani – Ansient Armenian State

Hurri - Mitani - Ansient Armenian State

In the 14th -15th centuries BC the chieftains (kings) and nobles of the Hurri-Armenian tribe of Mitani (Mittani,Mitanni) living in the south of the Armenian Highland between Lake Van and the Zagros mountains could consolidate a number of the Hurri-Armenian tribes small and middle state formations and establish the State of Mitani which was the …

Due to the blocking of the road by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, residents of Armenian villages are deprived of access to food and health care

Due to the blocking of the road by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, residents of Armenian villages are deprived of access to food and health care

Serious restrictions on access to food and medical services have ensued for the population of villages as a result of blocking the road by Azerbaijani servicemen in Syunik Particularly, the connection of the Goris community Shurnukh, Vorotan, Bardzravan villages and the Kapan community Nor Arachadzor village of the Syunik province of Armenia has been significantly …

Khirmian Hayrik: A Revolutionary

Khirmian Hayrik: A Revolutionary

Mkrtich Khirmian stands as a giant among the religious leaders of the Armenian nation.  His name is inseparable from our people’s struggle for national liberation. Khrimian was called Hayrik (diminutive for ‘Father’) by the Armenians, who saw in him a devoted shepherd who could guide his flock through the difficult terrain of Ottoman and Russian …