Category «Culture»

Art Nouveau buildings preserved in Gyumri

Art Nouveau buildings preserved in Gyumri

Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) (Liberty style) French: moderne, late 19th century – early 20th century. In Yerevan, there were also buildings in the Art Nouveau style, but they were demolished, and in Gyumri they have survived to this day. Thanks to the residents of Gyumri, they say that they will build a new quarter of old …

The greatness of the Tatev monastery in photographs

The greatness of the Tatev monastery in photographs

As you know, in photographs it is very difficult to convey a real picture not only of nature, but also of a building, especially a historical or church one. However, this time it seems that the author of the photographs knows his stuff or he has a natural talent. At least the author’s proposal to …

Armenian word Dur (Doors) in different languages of the world

Armenian word Dur (Doors) in different languages of the world

The ancient (Grabar) Armenian word Dur means door. In Armenian, the word is dhur from the root of the word dheur. In Greek θυρα, Old Breton, korn – dor, ancient German turi, Lithuanian durìs, Old Slavic dveri “door” in English door. Parpetsi compared the door with a “servant”, Yeghishe with “deep chambers”, Buzand with a …

Armenia exists only thanks to the Armenian warrior

Armenia exists only thanks to the Armenian warrior

Battle of Aparan in 1918 May 23 – 29, Sardarapat battle – 1918 May 21-29 … etc. In no war – battle, the Armenian soldier was not defeated. Defeat always came from within, from weakening ambitions, from black envy, from insane mania not to share … We did not consolidate our victories and were not …

Zakaria Shakhrimanyan – One of the founders of the Fantasy genre

Zakaria Shakhrimanyan - One of the founders of the Fantasy genre

Zakaria Shakhrimanyan is Astvatsatur’s son, born in 1708. Place of birth Venetian Republic – Italian-Armenian writer, philosopher, translator. Considered one of the founders of the Fantasy genre. The book is called Enrico Vanton’s Journey to the World of Monkeys and Sharks. Most likely the design of the book also belongs to him. Sukias Torosyan Translation …

Dagger of Garegin Nzhdeh

Dagger of Garegin Nzhdeh

Thousands of times it is correctly said that “the weapon is not intended for the cunning, but for the brave.” And although today’s weapons are predominantly mathematical, but the fate of armies today and tomorrow and forever is determined by the human spirit. Garegin Nzhdeh Photo courtesy of Nana Herouni Translated Art-A-Tsolum

Photo of an Armenian church in Iran won the prestigious Wiki Loves Monuments competition

Photo of an Armenian church in Iran won the prestigious Wiki Loves Monuments competition

Photo of the Armenian Catholic Church of St. John in Iran, authored by Farzin Izaddust Dar, won the annual international prestigious photo competition Wiki Loves Monuments 2020. “In harmony between nature and culture, the church seems to float against a snowy background,” says the description of the photo. “This picture is absolutely amazing,” said one …

Zambaccian Museum – One Of The Most Famous Museums In Bucharest, Romania

Zambaccian Museum – One Of The Most Famous Museums In Bucharest, Romania

The Zambaccian Museum located at Zambaccian St in Bucharest, Romania, is one of the most prominent museums in the city. The museum is named after Romanian-Armenian collector and art critic Krikor Zambaccian (1889-1962) who owned approximately 240 expensive paintings and sculptures authored by the likes of Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Eugène Delacroix, Pierre Bonnard, Jean-Baptiste-Camille …