Day archives: September 22nd, 2021

Basil I was emperor of the Byzantine Empire

Basil I was emperor of the Byzantine Empire

Basil I was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 867 to 886 CE and he founded the “Macedonian” dynasty which lasted for over 200 years. Basil was an Armenian from a humble background who had risen to become the second most powerful man in the realm. When he outrageously killed his benefactor and emperor, Michael III, he became number …

The Armenian genocide – the Guardian briefing

The Armenian genocide – the Guardian briefing

Turkey has never accepted the term genocide, even though historians have demolished its denial of responsibility for up to 1.5 million deaths What’s the story? On 24 April, Armenians in Yerevan and around the world will mark the centenary of the genocide of 1915. That is the date when Ottoman authorities began arresting the leaders …