Day archives: November 22nd, 2021

12 Unique Ways to Experience Armenia Off the Beaten Path

12 Unique Ways to Experience Armenia Off the Beaten Path

If you are like most first time visitors to Armenia, you are sure to tour the ancient monasteries, explore the national museums and visit the historic brandy factories. But there are many amazing things to do in Armenia beyond the usual guidebook highlights. This past summer, I had a chance to visit Hayastan​, the Armenian name …

Tushpa – World History Encyclopedia

Tushpa - World History Encyclopedia

Tushpa (Tosp), later known as Van, was the capital of the Urartu kingdom of ancient Armenia, eastern Turkey, and western Iran from the 9th to 6th century BCE. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Van in modern Turkey, the city was a fortress site which was reused as a provincial capital under the Achaemenian Empire and then, once again, made the capital …