Day: October 7, 2021

An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Egypt : Yuhanna Al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Egypt : Yuhanna Al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

Yuhanna al-Armani has long been known by historians of Coptic art as an eighteenth-century Armenian icon painter who lived and worked in Ottoman Cairo. Here for the first time is an account of his life that looks beyond his artistic production to place him firmly in the social, political, and economic milieu in which he …

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The Untold Stories of Turkey: An Armenian Island on the Bosphorus

The Untold Stories of Turkey: An Armenian Island on the Bosphorus

What makes Istanbul beautiful is the Bosphorus, dividing the city between Europe and Asia. And what makes the Bosphorus beautiful is a series of architecturally magnificent palaces, mansions, and mosques. Most of these architectural masterpieces on both sides of the Bosphorus are created by one Armenian family of architects: the Balyans. This article will explain …

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