Category «Antiquities»

Beauty of Armenia in Images

Beauty of Armenia in Images

With its rivers, small lakes, mountain springs, steep hills, monasteries, and fortresses, the beauty of Armenia features remarkable versatility. But what’s so special about the Armenian nature is not only its gorgeousness but how closely it is linked with the Armenian folklore. One of the natural monuments of historical Armenia is the Maratuk (Marutasar) Mount. …

Armenian Other Old Gods

Armenian Other Old Cods

The adoration of the Great and Aryan Sun-Father Main God AR arose in Armenia about 50 thousand years ago. Besides AR and Haya Armenians had alsoother old Gods. ANNAHIT Goddess, the Daughter of AR. She was very respected and loved in Armenia, “The Goddess of Maternity”, she was named also the “Golden Mother” and “Golden …

Ar Father Main God and Haya-Mother Goddess

Ar Father Main God and Haya-Mother Goddess

From the very beginning (50-40 thousand years ago) Armennians felt very well that they are living among Nature, are a particle of Nature. Being in close contact with Nature they felt its kind and cruel forces all the time. The kindest and joyous phenomenon in their life (as well as in life of all animals …

The Great Armenia in 40 – 23 Millennia BC

The Great Armenia in 40 - 23 Millennia BC

The Great (Mother) Armennia, the cradle of Armennians was on the territories around Mount Ararat, on Armennian Highland, i.e. in latitude limits about 35° – 4r, to the South from river Cour (Kura), between the Black and Caspian seas and by the longitude to the East from river Euphrates, including lakes Sevan, Van and Urmia. …

The Vanevan Monastery – Artsvanist, Armenia

The Vanevan Monastery – Artsvanist, Armenia

The Vanevan (Վանևան) Monastery is located 24 km southeast of the Artsvanist village, Gegharkunik Province, Armenia. The medieval one-nave basilica of St. Gregory the Illuminator adjoins the monastery from the south. It was built under Armenian sparapet Shapouh Bagratuni with the guidance of his sister, Sunian princess Mariam. He also founded the monastery order and …

The Khoshap Fortress – Vaspurakan, Western Armenia

The Khoshap Fortress – Vaspurakan, Western Armenia

Khoshap is a fortress that was once located in Western Armenia, Vaspurakan (now Turkey). The fortress was built southeast of Lake Van on a plateau surrounded by high mountains. Since the times of the Kingdom of Van (Urartu), the fortress was positioned on an important trade route to Persia. No wonder that the structure was …

The Tignis Fortress – Ayrarat, Greater Armenia

The Tignis Fortress – Ayrarat, Greater Armenia

The Tignis (Տիգնիս) fortress was located in the Shirak region of the Ayrarat province of Greater Armenia and has been known since the pre-Christian times. It is unknown when the fortress was built. In the 9th century, it was renovated by the kings of the Bagratuni dynasty as it was considered an important element of …

The Ancient City-Fortress of Karkar – Artsakh

The Ancient City-Fortress of Karkar – Artsakh

In 2011, the Karkar ancient city-fortress was discovered on the left bank of the Karkar River near the village of Shosh, 2 kilometers east of Shushi, between Shushi and Stepanakert on the slope of a rocky mountain called “The Place of Kings”. Sargsyan specified that during the excavations in 2012, 6th-7th-century structures with cyclopean masonry …

The “Kingdom of Ararat-Urartu” Documentary – Dispelling the False Theories

The “Kingdom of Ararat-Urartu” Documentary

The theory of Diakonoff and Piotrovsky regarding the existence of a separate state of Urartu in the territory of modern Armenia can be now considered completely false. Artak Movsisyan’s documentary is just a tiny drop in the ocean of information confirming the identity of Armenia with Urartu. The false theory of Diakonoff and Piotrovsky was …

The Handaberd Fortress – Artsakh

The Handaberd Fortress - Artsakh

The Handaberd fortress (Հանդաբերդ) is located in the Shahumyan district of Artsakh near the village of Knaravan, 600 meters from the right bank of the Lev River. It is located on the top of a wooded and steep mountain at an altitude of 1665 m. The only approach to the fortress is a path that …