Category «Culture»

Arsemia Ruins Are Closed To Visitors Due To An Earthquake

Arsemia Ruins Are Closed

After an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 in Severidge, Adıyaman Province (formerly Kharberd, historical Armenia), Turkey, cracks and massive landslides occurred in the ruins of the Nemrut Mountain National Park in the Samsat (formerly Samosat) district and the area of Kahta fortress. For security reasons, the area is now closed to visitors. The old …

Mount Artos From The Taurus Mountain Range

Mount Artos

Artos is a mountain in the Taurus mountain system. Its highest peak is at 3550 meters. Its slopes are covered with mountain and subalpine vegetation. Its mountaintop offers a beautiful view of the village of Guayash (formerly called Vostan), Mount Sipan, Lake Van, and the latter’s islands Aghtamar and Arter. Many legends associated with Mount …

Endangered Handmade Carpets From Antiquity

Endangered Handmade Carpets

Woolen carpets with natural dyes that preserve the millennial traditions of Caesarea and Western Armenia are under the threat of disappearance as they compete with the carpets produced with new technology. These old carpets have been 100% made with pre-cleaned sheep wool from the Taurus Mountains. Carpet dyes have been obtained exclusively from natural sources. …

The Embroidery Of Marash, Urfa, And Aintap

The Embroidery Of Marash, Urfa, And Aintap

Artist and researcher Hrazdan Tokmadzhyan has long studied Armenian women’s embroidery in Marash, Urfa, and Ayntap. “The embroidered works of Ayntap, Urfa, and Marash show that Armenian culture is a single whole,” he said. The survivors of the Armenian Genocide, among them women from Marash, Ayntap, and Urfa, managed to reach Aleppo and bring along …

Ruins Of An Armenian Church Found In Malatya

Ruins Of An Armenian Church

During the construction of the Beidag park in Malatya, fragments of a medieval Armenian structure were discovered. The remains appear to be stones of an Armenian church. Archaeological works are underway to find out which century the ruins date to. Preliminarily, they are dated back to the Middle Ages. The deputy director of the Malatya …

Samvel Karapetyan – “Leaving Fragments Of The Fatherland In The Hands Of The Enemy, We Have Always Paid With Our Culture”

Samvel Karapetyan – "Leaving Fragments

Monument expert Samvel Karapetyan wrote in 2018: “Back in the Soviet Union in the 1950s, half a century before the destruction of the Old Jugha cemetery in 2005, Azerbaijani Turks barbarously destroyed the cemetery of the settlement of Tsar (Karvachar district) and used its tombstones and khachkars to build a school. Below is a group …

The Secrets Of The Armenian Quarter Of Jerusalem

The Secrets Of The Armenian Quarter

The first part of “Secrets of the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem” has been recently published by Koryun Baghdasaryan, Archbishop of the Diocese of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. This book offers readers interesting and wonderful stories about the Armenian areas of Jerusalem and the traces of Armenians in the city. Referring to the history of …

The Traditional Handicraft Art Of Marash Armenians

The Traditional Handicraft Art

In the Armenian city of Marash, Cilicia, Historical Armenia, Armenians were not only proficient in handicraft but also had their own secrets of traditional ornaments, patterns, and other compositions. Handmade patterns of Marash had their own drawings and colors. The names of these works varied, and some of them were household items, while others had …

The Ancient Armenian Yarkhushta Dance

The Ancient Armenian Yarkhushta Dance

Yarkhushta is an antique Armenian dance symbolizing an imaginary duel. How the dance is performed has great importance. It is believed that when the dancers strike their palms with each other, special energy along with the strength and power of the native land, the Motherland, is exchanged between them. Yarkhushta was danced before battles to …

The Fortress Of Akhalkalaki On The Verge Of Collapse

The Fortress Of Akhalkalaki

The condition of the 11th-century fortress of Akhalkalaki worsens every year, and there are no state programs for its preservation. Now, there are two ways to save the fortress – either renovate it or conserve it as-is and prevent further damage. The Akhalkalaki fortress is the main attraction of the city of Akhalkalaki. The current …

From The History Of Armenians Of France

The French newspaper “History” published an article about the history of Armenians in France in its December issue. “They have all arrived, all of them are here – the Manushyans, Manukyans, Gedigyans, Devejyans… And even others with surnames that don’t tell you that they are children of Yerevan – Henri Verneuil, Michel Legrand, and, of …

“Krunk” Of Komitas Performed By Montserrat Caballé

In the summer of 2013, world-famous Spanish operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé visited Artsakh and Armenia. The video below contains footage of the great singer’s visit to the two countries and her performance of Komitas’s song “Krunk”. Montserrat Caballé sang the “Krunk” of Komitas and became an Armenian, and we, shocked, listened and understood that there …