Category «Antiquities»

Mount Nemrut – Armenian Pantheon of Gods

Mount Nemrut – Armenian Pantheon of Gods

The Armenian Pantheon of Gods was erected by the king of Commagene, named Antiochus I Theos c. 86 BC – 38 BC, ruled 70 BC – 38 BC. Antiochus I Theos was the son of of King Mithridates I Callinicus and Queen Laodice VII Thea of Commagene from the Armenian Orontid Dynasty. Beyond the line …

Early Manuscript Maps Of Anania Shirakatsi

Early Manuscript Maps

The earliest Armenian geographic work is the seventh-century manuscript entitled Ashkharhatsuyts (Mirror of the World), penned most probably by the Armenian mathematician, scientist, and geographer Anania Shirakatsi (Anania of Shirak). This work was originally attributed to the fifth-century Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi, but research has shown that it most probably belongs to the pen of Shirakatsi. …

Why are Armenians the only people on the planet that still use the Enochian/Atlantean/Anakim or the pre-flood civilizations language and letters today?

Why are Armenians the only people on the planet that still use the Enochian/Atlantean/Anakim or the pre-flood civilizations language and letters today?

One of the greatest lies that the “Empire” had applied to Armenian literature over the centuries is that Mesrob Mashtots created or “rediscovered” Armenian letters a few centuries after Christ. The Crusades were more than just a battle between Christianity and Islam. That was a time when world history had changed for ever. Why did …

King Arsames I of Sophene – Ancient Armenia

King Arsames I of Sophene - Ancient Armenia

King Arsames I of Sophene (Ծոփք) was an Armenian vassal king during the Seleucids. He was descended from the Orontid dynasty who had ruled Armenia as satraps both under the Persians, and later under Alexander the Great, and then his Hellenistic successors. As the Seleucids grew weaker, His father Samos (275-255 BC) had proclaimed himself …

Hurri – Mitani – Ansient Armenian State

Hurri - Mitani - Ansient Armenian State

In the 14th -15th centuries BC the chieftains (kings) and nobles of the Hurri-Armenian tribe of Mitani (Mittani,Mitanni) living in the south of the Armenian Highland between Lake Van and the Zagros mountains could consolidate a number of the Hurri-Armenian tribes small and middle state formations and establish the State of Mitani which was the …

Yerevan is 6000 years old

Yerevan is 6000 years old

Shengavit settlement is a well explored monument of the early Bronze Age of the Armenian Highlands. It is situated in the south-western part of Yerevan, on the left bank of the Hrazdan , on the eastern mountainous bank of nowadays Yerevanian Lake. The exploration of Shengavit by the archaeologists began from 1936 (E.Bayburdyan, S. Sardaryan, …

The Bronze Age of Armenia – Solar System Model

The Bronze Age of Armenia - Solar System Model

Archaeologists discovered the unique bronze model of the Solar system dated back 12-11th centuries BC in Sevan basin Armenia, in the 1950s. This is one of the oldest geocentric Solar system models preserved till nowadays. One can find a diverse range of rock inscriptions and drawings of celestial bodies and stars all over the territory of Armenia. Astronomical …

Ancient Armenian Calendar Structure

Ancient Armenian Calendar Structure

Ancient Armenian calendar (“Hin Haykakan Tomar”) starts from the victory of Hayk Nahapet (Hayk the Patriarch) over Babylonian king Bel in 2,492 BC, thus marking birth of the Armenian nation. The Armenian History Museum preserves a unique bronze belt dated late 2000s – early 1000s BC with engravings of the Sun, the Moon, different animals, …

About the rise of the name of Yerevan

About the rise of the name of Yerevan

Yerevan is one of the oldest cities in the world. The archeological excavations made in its territory, show that the human lived here thousands years ago. It is important to note, that the territory of Yerevan has been inhabited uninterruptedly. The researches showed, that a lot of settlements had arised in different periods and for …

Armenia: Cradle of Creation and Civilization

Armenia: Cradle of Creation and Civilization

Armenia is one of the oldest centers of civilization. The centuries‐old traces of material culture, myths and legends, geographical and personal names reveal that Armenians are the natives of the Armenian Highland; they are indigenious who lived there since the dawn of humanity. Greek historians Herodotus (5th century B.C.), Xenophones (5 th century B.C.), Strabo …

Portasar or Gobekli Tepe?

Portasar or Gobekli Tepe?

Portasar is situated in the South of the Armenian Highlands, 15 km south-east from the old city Urha /Edessa, Urfa/ of Armenian Mesopatamia. The discovery of the cultural layers/three layers/ of Portasar shows that it was a religious-ritual centre for sedentary people for several millenniums. The territory is in Armenian cultural area. Armenian is one …

Lawrence Waddell – On the So-Called Aramaic Writing

Lawrence Waddell - On the So-Called Aramaic Writing

Something to pay close attention to especially by those whose viewsare fossilized by bad, but repetitious ideas. – Setyan Vahan “The Phoenicians were Aryan in race, speech and script. The so-called Aramean script that the Semitic scholars exemplify are variant local forms found in Armenia, highlands of Mesopotamia and Persia, from which derived the Arabic, …

Byzantine general Narses

Byzantine general Narses

Narses, (born c. 480, Armenia—died 574, probably Rome or Constantinople), Byzantine general under Emperor Justinian I; his greatest achievement was the conquest of the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy for Byzantium. A eunuch, Narses became commander of the imperial bodyguard of eunuchs and eventually rose to be grand chamberlain. When rioting broke out in Constantinople in …