Category «Antiquities»

Ancient Figurine Of The Armenian Forest Bull

Ancient Figurine Of The Armenian Forest Bull

If it were not for this 3000-year-old ancient figurine from the times of the Kingdom of Van, we would have never known what an Armenian forest bull looked like. The discovered 10 thousand years old bones prove that the basin of Lake Sevan used to be a dense forest, allowing these wonderful animals to freely …

Horse Archers Of The Armenian Army

Horse Archers Of The Armenian Army

Horse archers were the best units of the army of Greater Armenia. In 336-337, the Armenian army led by King Khosrov II Kotak defeated the Huns and other allied nomadic tribes who invaded Greater Armenia. 4th century, archer of the Armenian Army, reproduction by P. Glodek Gevork Nazaryan

Women’s Units Of The Armenian Army

Women's Units Of The Armenian Army

According to medieval Armenian historians, the Armenian army had units made up of female shooters who were experienced archers and snipers. One famous episode connected to Armenian female units dates to the 12th century. It is the story of Haytsemnik Anetsi, the commander of a detachment of Armenian women archers. Haytsemnik died in 1124 during …

We Are The Descendants Of Archer Hayk Nahapet

We Are The Descendants Of Archer Hayk Nahapet

This is the best (if not the main) symbol that the Armed Forces of Armenia should have. The arrow and bow since ancient times have symbolized the Armenian army and its founder Archer Hayk Nahapet. The eagle has symbolized the Armenian freedom-loving spirit of Haykazuni. Unfortunately, we do not study our symbols properly, and those …

Armenia – The Legend of Existence – The Shengavit Karas

Ceramics, ritual hearths, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic clay sculptures, as well as black-glazed vessels with depressed grooved ornaments are the main monuments of the so-called Shengavit culture (Shengavit, where a 4th-2nd-millennium BC settlement was discovered, is today within Yerevan). The drawings composed of depressed grooves with uneven width and depth on the ceramics haven’t been deciphered. …

Armenia in the Center of the World – Map of Herodotus

Armenia in the Center of the World

The world according to Herodotus, 5th century BC – Armenia has a central position among the countries that existed at that time. Edited by Charles Muller, published in the Smith’s atlas, British Museum, London, 1874. Հայաստանը՝ աշխարհի կենտրոնում. մ.թ.ա. 5-րդ դար, ըստ հույն պատմաբան Հերոդոտոսի կազմված քարտեզի: Географическая карта мира по Геродоту, V век до …

Castles And Fortresses Of Armenia

Castles And Fortresses Of Armenia

In world history, at all times and in all wars, a country’s geographic location has played an exceptional and decisive role in the conduct of military operations. In this regard, the Armenian Highlands had a strategically special significance. Due to its physical and geographical conditions, Armenia has always resembled a giant natural fortress that dominated …

Ancient Artifacts Found In Baberd Fortress

Ancient Artifacts Found In Baberd Fortress

The first stage of renovation and archaeological excavations that began 3 years ago in the Baberd (Bayburt) fortress, the third largest fortress in Historical Armenia, is complete. During the excavations, many historical objects and artifacts were unearthed. The Baberd Fortress is located at the most important crossroads of the historic Silk Road and is the …

Tiled Tomb Found In Martakert

Tiled Tomb Found In Martakert

Archaeologists in Artsakh discovered a tomb of the early Christian period. The head of the scientific group tasked with studying the territory of ancient Tigranakert Hamlet Petrosyan announced this on his Facebook page. During excavations carried out in the city of Martakert, a crypt was discovered on a construction site. According to Petrosyan, the flat …

7,5 Million Years Old Fossils Found In Caesarea

7,5 Million Years Old Fossils Found In Caesarea

At the bottom of the Yamula reservoir in the Caesarea province of Historical Armenia, fossils of a mammoth that lived 7,5 million years ago were found. According to an announcement made by the municipality, other 7,5 million-year-old finds and fossils have also been found in the underwater area as a result of works carried out …

The Kingdom Of The Ararat Mountains Will Never Fall

The Kingdom Of The Ararat

This inscription in three languages (Persian, Akkadian, and Elamite) was very common in the Achaemenid period of Persia. Three terms are used synonymously to refer to Armenia in this multilingual inscription. The country was called “Armenia” in Persian, “Urartu” in Assyrian, and “Charminoya” in Elamite. Indeed, the name “Urartu” for Armenia continued to be used …

“Rock Paintings Of Syunik”

“Rock Paintings Of Syunik”

The documentary “Rock Paintingsof Syunik” by Hamlet Martiorsyan was shot in Syunik, in the crater of Mount Tskuk (3300 meters). In the film, the author presents preliminary results of the interpretation of rock-engraved characters from the Upper Paleolithic. These petroglyphs have been carved out in no later than 13th millennium BC. The ideological system of …

The 12,000 Years Old Hasankeyf Destroyed In Turkey

The 12,000 Years Old Hasankeyf

The 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf, one of the oldest areas of the western Turkish province of Batman, was destroyed in front of everyone. The site was flooded with concrete, which marked the creation of the “New Face” of Hasankeyf. According to the “Anatolia” news agency, yesterday, after the State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) completed the construction of the …