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The Situation Of Christians In The World Is Getting Worse

The Situation Of Christians

245 million Christians are being persecuted worldwide because of their faith. This was the conclusion of the international human rights Christian organization Portes Ouvertes (Open Doors). Nigeria is the worst country for a Christian to be in. However, the situation of Christians around the world is getting worse overall as well. The fairly recent case …

Kharberd Fortress – Historical Armenia

Kharberd Fortress – Historical Armenia

Archaeological excavations at the site of the historic Kharberd fortress were launched in 2019. Among the goals of the excavations is the restoration of fortress structures throughout a 2800-square-meter area. The history and culture of the Kharberd city-fortress date back to the middle of the Bronze Age. More precisely, the fortress was built in the …

The Shooting Of Armenian Generals In 1937

The Shooting Of Armenian Generals In 1937

The October Revolution of 1917 which marked the beginning of the Soviet period would become a sentence for millions. The NKVD bodies – including the ones in Armenia – weren’t dormant. The elite of the nation – its best representatives – were especially affected. The nation would become orphaned. Among those who perished were people …

Antique Coins Were Confiscated From Smugglers In Kharberd, Historical Armenia

Antique Coins Were Confiscated

In Kharberd, police officers disguised as civilian buyers confiscated 460 silver coins from smugglers. A group working under the State Police is in operation to prevent the smuggling of historical artifacts. Within the scope of the operation, policemen disguised as civilians contacted the smugglers to “buy” the coins from them. The smugglers were arrested after …

The Ayanis Fortress – Van, Historical Armenia

The Ayanis Fortress – Van

Archaeological works in Ayanis were launched by the Prehistoric and Middle Eastern Archaeological Department of the Ege University of the city of Smyrna (Turkish name Izmir) in 1989. The works have initially been supervised by A. Chilingiroglu. Ayanis is located 38 km north of the city of Van, in the territory of the village of …

The Unique Armenian Cave Temple Of Derevank

The Unique Armenian Cave Temple

Armenian cave temples are part of the country’s early Christian history. They appeared in the caves where the first preachers of Christianity had found dwelling and where the first Christian communities had been located. The study of this piece of Armenian heritage is now difficult since most of these cave temples are now in Turkey. …

The Connection Between Portasar and Karahunj

The Connection Between

The sixth series of “The Voice of Ararat” program produced by “Free Voice Media” is dedicated to the ancient structure of Portasar. Located about 100 km from the ancient city of Urfa, Portasar is the oldest known complex on the Armenian Highlands. This complex is aged 10-12,000 years, and it may be even older. With …

The La Armenia Park In The Capital Of Ecuador

The La Armenia Park

The authorities of the Ecuadorian capital Quito have expanded the city park area. Since 1954, the La Armenia Park has been located in Quito. In the park used to be the villa of Ecuadorian General and hero of the Ecuadorian-Peruvian War of 1941 Maurinho Jorge Derlugian. After his passing, his manor, as the general himself …