Day archives: September 17th, 2021

Was “Mimar Sinan Agha The Grand Architect” An Armenian?

Was “Mimar Sinan Agha The Grand Architect” An Armenian?

Armenians have a rich tradition of being royal architects of the Ottoman empire. Take for example the Balyan family, a prominent Armenian family of Ottoman court architects in the service of sultans for two centuries. However, the ethnic background of the empire’s most outstanding architect “Mimar Sinan” is disputed. There are multiple claims regarding Sinan’s …

The Legend Of The Jermuk Deer

The Legend Of The Jermuk Deer

On top of a mountain in Jermuk, you can spot a majestic statue of a deer, looking over the landscape. It’s a spectacular view, especially during sunset or sundown. The story behind the statue is basically a legend, regarding the once full of deer populated region of Jermuk and the healing powers of the Jermuk …