Category «Antiquities»

Ancient Belowground Cities of Cappadocia

Ancient Belowground Cities of Cappadocia

Now partly occupying the territory of historical Armenia, Turkey would be glad to destroy every single mention of Armenians. Fortunately, they are not able to do that yet. Representatives of many countries participate in archaeological excavations carried out in the territory of Turkey, preventing them from directly wiping out Armenian artifacts. But alas, they have …

Karahunj – Stone Astronomical Instrument

Karahunj - Stone Astronomical Instrument

All Stones with Holes, single ones or groups of 2 or 3 Stones (including also some stones without holes) are the unique Astronomical Instruments for different observations of celestial sources: the Sun, the Moon, stars, planets and others. To project, build and use such stable and accurate instruments for different scientific purposes it was necessary …

The Armenian-Torq Angegh, Basque-Torq, Tocharian-Torqu, Sumerian-Tor

The Armenian-Torq Angegh, Basque-Torq, Tocharian-Torqu, Sumerian-Tor

In Armenian, “tor” has two meanings – grandchild (with “torq” being the plural form), and rain. In Artsakh dialect, “tora kyalis (galis)” means “it is raining”. Interestingly, “tu(o)r” in Sumerian also means “rain”. The cuneiform symbol for “tor (tur)” is used to denote either its syllabic usage or the sign’s Sumerograms. It is used in …

The Great Flood Before Bible – The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Great Flood Before Bible – The Epic of Giglamesh

Being of Armenic or Armenid extraction, the Sumerians created one of the very first centers of civilization in the lower regions of Mesopotamia. Many scholars accept that Sumerians initially inhabited the Armenian Highlands before gradually descending first to Northern Mesopotamia and then further south. During their migration, Sumerians established cities of Ur (excavated by Sir …

Karahunj – The Prehistoric Wonder in Armenia – Paris Herouni

Karahunj - The Prehistoric Wonder in Armenia

“Per Aspera ad Astra” (“Through Difficulties to Stars”). In Armenia, near town Sisian (200 km from Yerevan, capital of Armenia) there is the prehistoric Monument, consisting of hundreds large standing Stones (Fig. 1). Many of these Stones contain holes running through their upper part (Fig. 2). Archaeological excavation had been carried out only near (around) …

How Cilician King Leo II Became the Magnificent

How Cilician King Leo II Became the Magnificent

In 1189, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I undertook the Third Crusade in order to not only seize Jerusalem but also bring back the territories in Asia Minor that once belonged to Holy Roman Empire. The Crusade has been an ordeal for the emperor’s soldiers. The new climate, deficit of water and food weakened them. Horsemen …

The Antique Armenian Kingdom of Mitanni

The Antique Armenian Kingdom of Mitanni

2700 BC Armenic Sumerian records tell us about the Great Flood and the reestablishment of Life, the main motif in the Armenian-Hurrian, Mitanni, and Araratian reliefs, as well as Eden located in the Land of Four Rivers, Armenia. Archaeological studies continue to uncover evidence for Armenia and the Armenian Highlands being the earliest site of …

Armenian Language Analysis – Paris Herouni

Armenian Language Analysis - Paris Herouni

“Steed – he is powerful and beautiful”. It is not well known that inside language much information about old times is saved. This is right especially for the Armenian language which is very old and is the first language, “The God’s” language. So, the careful analysis of Armenian language can give many marvellous and unexpected …

Representation of Armenia on a Roman Temple

Representation of Armenia on a Roman Temple

The Temple of Hadrian is a temple dedicated to the idolized Roman emperor Hadrian. It was built by Hadrian’s adoptive son and successor Antoninus Pius in 145 AD. The Roman temple featured statues representing Roman provinces, including a marble statue of the Roman province of Armenia. Roman Armenia was managed by the Roman Empire since …

Distortions of Armenian History – Paris Herouni

Distortions of Armenian History - Paris Herouni

Unfortunately, Armennian History is very negatively distorted. Let me show this by some examples. 1. About so-called “Urartu“. According to present history, this very strange state with unknown nation suddenly arose with very high developed level, in IX cent. BC in South Caucasus and basin of Lake Van. They were able to cultivate metals (bronze, …

Paris Herouni – Culture in the Great Armenia

Paris Herouni - Culture in the Great Armenia

During the period of 5 – 1 mill. BC the leading role of Armenian Science and Culture all over the World was continued. This is confirmed by the big influence of Armenians and their culture on development of the level of other nations and countries, particularly in Europe, including also the early Christian period – the …

Why Does a Roman God Wear an Armenian Tiara?

Why Does a Roman God Wear an Armenian Tiara?

Throughout the history of ancient Rome, a number of “mystery” cults and their deities of Near Eastern character became greatly popularized. The Roman expansion to the east caused contact between the Roman society with many Near and Middle Eastern religions, causing the Romans to worship some of them in their own fashion. Mithras Mithras was …

Armenian-Partynian Union – Paris Herouni

Armenian-Partynian Union - Paris Herouni

In 54 BC Roman army with Mark Krass crossed river Euphrates from Syria side and came to town Haran in Armenian Mesopotamia with purpose to attack Parthia. At that time Parthian King Orod was invited by Artavazd n to Artashat, where the union between Armenia and Parthia was renewed and sustained by the marriage of …