Day archives: October 23rd, 2021

The Rock Tomb of Kapilikaya

The Rock Tomb of Kapilikaya

The rock tomb of Kapilikaya (kaya/kala/kara – “stone” in Armenian) is located in Kirkdilim, 27 km north of Corum, Turkey․ It is thought to be a tomb of the Hellenistic period, dating back to approximately the 2nd century B.C.Rising above a gentle stream, a steep trail winds up the left side of the rock outcropping …

Komitas – BBC Music Magazine

Komitas - BBC Music Magazine

Who is Armenia’s greatest composer? Many would say Aram Khachaturian – for what other Armenian composer has the rest of the world even heard of? Yet ask the same question of any Armenian, and you will probably hear the name Komitas. Who was the composer Komitas? Komitas, too, was an Armenian composer, albeit of a different …