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Cultural Genocide After the Genocide of a Nation – The Turkish Policy of Destroying Armenian Monuments (Video + English Subs)

Cultural Genocide After the Genocide of a Nation

The film shows the condition of the Historical Monuments residing in Western Armenia, which has been occupied by Turkey since 1915. Additionally, it exposes the policy of Turkish authorities on the annihilation of the Armenian historical monuments and shows the present-day state of the Armenian artifacts compared to their condition several decades ago. Their actions …

The Mystery of the Origins of the “Organ” Mountain

The Mystery of the Origins of the “Organ” Mountain

For a long time, mysteries surrounded the bizarre natural formations, the basalt pillars. Their natural architecture is associated with man-made citadels. Shaping the canyon of the Azat River, two hundred-meter-high basalt columns amaze people with their perfection. The sources of the mountain river are located on the Gegham volcanic massif and feed on the thawed …

Mashtots Hayrapet Church – Garni, Armenia

Mashtots Hayrapet Church – Garni, Armenia

Mashtots Hayrapet church (Մաշտոց Հայրապետ եկեղեցի) was built of a red tuff on the site of a pagan shrine located in the village of Garni, Kotayk Province, in the 12th century. To the right of the entrance is a stone with carved images of birds, which is inextricably linked to the past pagan sanctuary standing …

Armenians of Kievan Rus’ and Ukraine

Armenians of Kievan Rus’ and Ukraine

The Grand Duke of Kiev Vladimir the Great (978-1015) married Princess Anna with the aim of increasing prestige and strengthening his power. Many Armenian soldiers, scientists, architects, and Chalcedonians accompanied their compatriot Princess Anna to Kievan Rus’. Vladimir ordered the Armenian architect, who had arrived from Byzantium, to build the Church of the Holy Mother …

The Armenian Language, the Son of the Language of Gods – Alla Ter-Hakobyan

The Armenian Language, the Son of the Language of Gods

The religion of Armenians’ ancestors, their shrines, and “solar” worldview are surprisingly reflected in the Armenian language. In the explanatory dictionary compiled by Aghayan, we counted 371 words with the root “sun” (312 from “arev” and “areg” and 59 from “arpy” (which mean “sun” in Armenian)). And this is without considering the many derivatives in …

The Harvard Medical School on the Origins of Europeans

The Harvard Medical School on the Origins of Europeans

On the basis of the latest innovative genetic studies, researchers at the Harvard Medical School discussed new theories of human migration identified by complex DNA analyzes. The answers to the human past are hidden in the DNA of the bones in ancient burial mounds and graves. Increasingly, these answers are being identified, as geneticists at …

The Story of the Catalan Day of the Armenian Gift

The Story of the Catalan Day of the Armenian Gift

In the Catalonian city of Tarragona every year in September, Santa Tecla, one of the largest and brightest holidays of the city, is celebrated. It is also called the day of the Armenian gift. The history of the holiday has its roots in the distant past. When Paul the Apostle preached Christianity in Spain, he …

Edessa and the Origins of Armenian Letters

Edessa and the Origins of Armenian Letters

The city of Edessa (Urfa) has a sacral significance. Firstly, in its museum, there is a seal with the image of King Scorpio with hieroglyphic inscriptions. It depicts drawings reminiscent of the Narmer’s pallet images and the pommel of King Scorpio’s maces. When reading the Urfan hieroglyphic inscriptions, one should use the archaic grabar (“gir” …

Armenia, a Country Without Slavery

Armenia, a Country Without Slavery

While describing slave-owning in the world history, some historians mistakenly attribute the existence of a slave system to Armenia. But even these historians speak about slavery in Armenia reservedly. Some point to the short duration of the slave period as a result of the rapid transition from generic government to feudalism while others indicate the …