Antiquities

The "Vahagn Vishapakagh" monument Vahagn the Dragon Reaper

The “Vahagn Vishapakagh” monument Vahagn the Dragon Reaper

Vahagn Vishapakagh is one of the beloved gods of ancient Armenian pagan mythology. The monument dedicated to Vahagn is located on the Yerevan-Savan highway, which is the northern entrance to Yerevan. The divine, powerful, masculine Vahagn enters the battle, beheads, and defeats the three-headed dragon. This scenario is curved on the surface of a tuff …

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Armenian knot on Pazyryk rug, Reading a book “the Scythians” by Barry Cunliffe

Armenian knot on Pazyryk rug, Reading a book “the Scythians” by Barry Cunliffe

Reading a book “the Scythians” by Barry Cunliffe. It seems these nomads who settled into the northern Black Sea (Pontic steppe) area after 700 BC and played part in the downfall of the Urartian kingdom (Kingdom of Van, Ararat kingdom), were not that barbaric after all. Their art was amazing. Unfortunately, they didn’t have any …

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Armenian kingdom of Urartu, based on Lake Van, Jewish Virtual Library

Armenian kingdom of Urartu, based on Lake Van, Jewish Virtual Library

In the biblical age, Armenia was conceived as the mountainous expanse in the north dominating the route from Ereẓ Israel to Mesopotamia (via Haran or its neighborhood) and extending to (and beyond) the boundaries of the known world. The forested heights near the sources of the Euphrates and the Tigris stimulated Jewish commentators to develop geographical concepts concerning this …

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Coins from the ancient Bactrian empire

Coins from the ancient Bactrian empire

Coins from the ancient Bactrian empire, which spread from the Caspian to the Himalayas. Some of their seals and symbols were the swastika, the 8 or 10-sided star, and even the 6-pointed hexagram (Israelite) star. Very interesting set of letters they were using. Ancient Armenoids ANCIENT ARMENOIDS aka THE LOST TRIBES