Category «Antiquities»

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 …

Ancient Byzantine seal in the history of Armenia

Ancient Byzantine seal in the history of Armenia

This is a Byzantine lead seal from a historically important region in Armenia major which was where the treaty to partition Armenia between Rome and Sassanian Persia was “sealed” in 387 AD, between Theodosius and Shapur III. The region is in the upper Euphrates valley called Akilisene. In the 5th-century biography “Life of Mashtots”, it …

Ancient Observatory of Carahunge

Ancient Observatory of Carahunge

“The people who divided the heavens at the constellations, probably lived in the Euphrates valley, as well as in the are of Mount Ararat” – William Olcott Carahunge Ancient Observatory is located 200 km south of Yerevan, in the territory of the former Tsghuk province of Syunik, three kilometers north of the city of Sisian, …

Anahit – Armenian goddess by nature

Anahit - Armenian goddess by nature

Roman Goddess DIANA (right photo), spelled backwards, is ANAHIT, the Armenian Goddess.Anahit is originally Armenian in nature and adopted by other cultures. Etymologically, ‘Anahit’ is derived from the Armenian words ‘անհատ’ “anhat” and ‘անհատական’ “anhatakan” meaning “solitary, singular, and unique”. No other direct etymological explanations exist in any other languages. Persian adaptation came later. By …

Aurelius Bakur – King of Great Armenia – Founder of Baku

Aurelius Bakur - King of Great Armenia - Founder of Baku

City of Baku is actually an ancient Armenian city designated by Aurelius Pacorus or Bakur, an Armenian King, who reigned between 161-163 CE. He is known from a Greek funeral inscription in Rome as a dedication from him in the memory of his brother Aurelius Merithates. In the inscription dedication Pacorus describes himself as:Αύρήλιος Πάκορος …

Baku was named after the Armenian king Bakur

Baku was named after the Armenian king Bakur

Baku is the ancient city of Armenia, which was called Bakurakert. 80 years ago, only every fifth resident of Baku was Azerbaijani. Until the middle of the 20th century, Christians made up the majority of Baku’s population. Few people know, but the modern capital of Azerbaijan has never been an Azerbaijani city. The city is …

Mystery of Mount Azhdahak

Mystery of Mount Azhdahak

Azhdahak is the highest point of the volcanic mountain Geghama in Armenia. It is located at an altitude of 3597 m above sea level. There is a lake around the volcano, formed as a result of melting snow. A beautiful view of Hatis, Araler, Ararat, Aragats, Lake Sevan, Kotayk Valley and the entire Geghama mountain …

Urartu – This is Ararat, Urartians – This is the Armenians, Urartian Language – This is the Armenian

Urartu - This is Ararat, Urartians - This is the Armenians, Urartian Language - This is the Armenian

Over the past 150 years, historiography has invented two lines of falsification and establish them in the foundations of Armenology. First line – Introducing a wide audience to non-Armenian Urartu Second line – Inclusion of the Armenian language into the Indo-European language group. The first line seeks to “substantiate” that the Armenians are not natives …

About Armenian and Aramaic alphabets

About Armenian and Aramaic alphabets

In Armenia, ancient writings have been discovered, before the Mashtots period, which historians have called Aramaic. A quick glance is enough to see that these letters are similar to today’s Armenian alphabet. More precisely, these are the same Armenian letters. With the adoption of Christianity in Armenia, the method of ancient writing was rethought, some …

Image of God – Dumuzid

Image of God - Dumuzid

According to cuneiform sources, an image of a God known as Dumuzid was recorded in Sumer. in the 4th century BC. Older evidence about Dumuzid is known from the Syunik petroglyphs carved in the early Stone Age. Dumuzid is one of the names Hai = Vahagn, the eldest son of God (Vordi, Vordi Var, Armenak, …

Facial sculpture from Karahan Tepe

Facial sculpture from Karahan Tepe

Exploration continues in Karakhan Tepe, 35 km east of Portasar (Göbekli Tepe) Scientists believe that the buildings of Karahan Tepe are older than Portasar. In the photo there is a facial sculpture from Karahan Tepe Sukias Torosyan Translation by Art-A-Tsolum