Category «Culture»

Tmkaberd – One Of The Wonders Of Javakhk

Tmkaberd – One Of The Wonders Of Javakhk

Tmuk, Tmbuk, Tmogvi, or Tmkaberd was a medieval fortress on the left bank of the Kura River in the district of Upper Javakhk, Gugark Province, Greater Armenia. Currently, it is located in the Aspindza (Aspnyak) region of Georgia. The fortress occupies three hills and used to be surrounded by 150 meters long and 3 meters …

Armenians In Kaffa, Crimea

Armenians In Kaffa, Crimea

The door of the 1371 Surb Sargis (Sergius) church in the city of Kaffa (Theodosia), Crimea, is a fine example of medieval Armenian woodworking. Between the 14th and 17th/18th centuries, Armenians have made up the majority of the population of the city of Kaffa. The local Armenian community mostly comprised refugees from the western and …

Armenian Poet Vahan Tekeyan

Armenian Poet Vahan Tekeyan

On January 21, 1878, Armenian poet Vahan Tekeyan was born in the Ortagyugh district of Constantinople. Tekeyan is one of the few Armenian writers of that time who, having survived the genocide, did not lose faith in the future and praised the ideas of heroism in their works. In the rich world of Armenian poetry, …

The Medieval Armenian Monastery Of Khtskonk

The Medieval Armenian Monastery

Khtskonk is a 9th-century medieval Armenian monastery near the village of Digor (formerly Tekor) in about 25 km from Ani (now in Turkey). It is now almost completely in ruins due to the action and inaction of the Turkish authorities. Organically combined with the surrounding mountain landscape, the monastery has been distinguished by artistic unity. …

Armenian Heritage In Alexandria, Egypt

Armenian Heritage In Alexandria

1. The bronze statue of Nubar Pasha, Alexandria Opera House. Authored by French sculptor Denys Puech. 2. The granite/marble tombstone and mausoleum of Nubar Pasha in the garden next to the church of St. Poghos-Petros. 3. Memorial khachkar to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. This memorial was built on the initiative of the local …

Even Muslims Revered The Gyumri Icon Of The Mother Of God

Even Muslims Revered The Gyumri Icon

It so happened that in the history of the Armenian Church, khachkars (cross-stones) and relics of saints were generally considered holy and miraculous. The Armenians have also had a special place for texts of illuminated manuscripts decorated by famous miniaturists. Armenians rarely worship icons. But there is an exception to the rule – the “Seven …

The Mekhitarist Moorat Rafael College In Venice

The Mekhitarist Moorat Rafael College

In 1836, two wealthy Armenians from famous families from India Samuel Mkrtich Murad (Moorat) and Eduard Rafael financed the establishment of an Armenian college in Venice. It was named Moorat Rafael College in their honor. The college is located in the Baroque-style Palazzo Ca’ Zenobio which was built in 1690. The order has owned Palazzo …

Significant World Events Dedicated To Armenia

Significant World Events

We continue to publish posts about significant world events dedicated to Armenia. Let me remind you that these events of a truly global scale and significance for Armenia contrast with assaults on Armenian culture, history, the Armenian language, and the Armenian Apostolic Church in Armenia itself. Furthermore, these assaults are directed by the individual who …

Could Etchmiadzin Demand Its Property From Turkey?

Could Etchmiadzin Demand Its Property

We often hear that instead of running around the world’s political fields and asking nations and states to delve into our tragedy and recognize the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey, we must demand that  Turkey compensate for the state-organized ethnic killings. Although this observation is objective, it for some reason is ignored in Armenia. Furthermore, …

The Ownerless Cultural Heritage Of Historical Armenia

The Ownerless Cultural Heritage

Varagavank in poor condition The Varagavank monastery is located at the foot of Mount Erek 10 km from the city of Van in Western Armenia. This 11th-century monastery is now located in the vicinity of the village of Yukar-Bakrakhl. The Varagavank monastery was built by the Armenian ruler of Vaspurakan and was named in honor …

Destruction Of The Armenian Heritage In Historical Armenia

Destruction Of The Armenian Heritage

Kharberd’s (now Elazig) 600-year-old Armenian historical buildings in Historical Armenia are now being damaged and destroyed by robbers. For centuries, these historic buildings have survived many natural and manmade cataclysms but are now falling to treasure hunters. These hunters are not only destroying history but are also desecrating 600 years old Armenian graves in the …