Day archives: November 16th, 2021

Khor Virap – World History Encyclopedia

Khor Virap - World History Encyclopedia

Khor Virap is a monastery located in Armenia that was first established in 642 CE. Its name is derived from “virap nerk’in,” which means “deep dungeon” in Armenian. Khor Virap is one of the most sacred and visited sites in Armenia primarily due to the legend of Saint Gregory the Illuminator who was imprisoned for 13 years in Khor Virap’s …

Urartian Seals: 8th–7th Century B.C.

Urartian Seals: 8th–7th Century B.C.

Urartu was one of several first-millennium B.C. states that came into existence and prominence in Armenian Highland after the destruction of the Hittite state around 1200 B.C. The earliest known Urartian written document, a rock inscription at Van (ancient Tushpa), records the earliest reference to the state. There it says that Urartu was ruled by …