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Shirakavan – Capital Of Bagratid Armenia

Shirakavan – Capital Of Bagratid Armenia

In the 9th century, Shirakavan (Շիրակավան) was the capital of the Armenian kingdom of the Bagratids and remained so for 40 years. In the 9th century, the Bagratids managed to conquer Armenia from the Arab Caliphate. In 885, Ashot I Bagratuni acceded to the throne, and both the Caliph and the Byzantine emperor were forced …

Historical Photo – The Last Caretaker Of The Monastery Of Holy Apostles In Mush At The Tombstones Of Mushegh And Vahan Mamikonyans

Historical Photo – The Last Caretaker

In the courtyard of the monastery of the Holy Apostles in Mush, at the tombstone of Mushegh and Vahan Mamikonyans once stood Vardan Vardapet, the last caretaker of the monastery and a defender of the Armenian liberation struggle and the fedayi troops. In 1915, the genocidal Turks invaded the monastery of the Holy Apostles in …

Lost Monastery Of Tsarakar – Historical Armenia

Lost Monastery Of Tsarakar – Historical Armenia

Not far from the village of Chukuraia (modern Turkey), 5 kilometers from the city of Kechror (Gabeganq, Ayrarat province of Greater Armenia), the ancient Armenian monastery complex Tsarakar was discovered. Only ruins remain from this monastic structure, unfortunately. The complex consisted of a church, which had several entrances connected to each other, at least six …

Armenian Miniature In Ancient Manuscripts

Armenian Miniature In Ancient Manuscripts

Most Armenian manuscript books have been stolen and destroyed. The miraculously surviving samples of handwritten treasures are carefully preserved. The largest collection of manuscripts is kept in the Matenadaran repository of ancient manuscripts in Yerevan, Armenia. About 10 thousand of the surviving 25 thousand manuscripts are illustrated, of which 5-7 thousand are full miniatures. The …

Turkish writer’s call for peace turns into cessation of sales of her books in Azerbaijan

Turkish writer’s call for peace

The famous Turkish writer Elif Shafak, referring to the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, wrote a message on Twitter calling for peace. Shafak posted on her page the performance of the Armenian-Belgian musician cellist Szak Avanesyan, for the edification of the deaf and indifferent world, with the performance of Komitas’s “Crane” in the burnt …

The Formation Of The Vow Of A General

The Formation Of The Vow Of A General

Fatherland – “here is my faith, my family, here are the traces of the fathers” (Cicero). “I must defend the temples and shrines of our homeland” (Polax). This is how the young commander formulated his oath, forever leaving his name in the military lists of Rome. To be a citizen, according to Demosthenes, means “to …