Category «Culture»

Medieval Armenian Philosopher Hovhannes Imastasser

Medieval Armenian Philosopher

One of the greatest medieval Armenian philosophers, scientists, theologians, poets, mathematicians, cosmologists, and a successor of the traditions of Aristotle was Hovhannes Imastasser (Hovhannes Sarkavag, 1047-1129). Little is known about his biography. The information that we have comes from a manuscript biography rewritten in 1375. The author of this manuscript, apparently, lived in the middle …

The Plain of Mush – Msho Dashter

The Plain of Mush - Msho Dashter

The Mush plain is a small fertile plain situated in the middle reaches of the Aratsani River (Murad) where it connects with its tributary Meghraget (Karasu). “Msho Dasht” (Մշո դաշտ) means “Mush plain” in Armenian. According to an ancient Armenian legend, goddess Anahit loved to swim in the waters of the Meghraget river at night. …

Surb Astvatsatsin Church of Yerevan Quarter of Nork

Surb Astvatsatsin Church of Yerevan

The Church of St. Astvatsatsin crowns the heights of the Yerevan quarter of Nork. The church is located not far from the former villa residence of the Ter-Avetikyan family, famous entrepreneurs of that time. The church was destroyed by an earthquake of 1679. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was rebuilt with the …

Three Vivid Films About Armenia

Three Vivid Films About Armenia

We present to you three very vivid films about the Armenian church and serf architecture, as well as the beautiful nature of the surrounding ancient temples and fortresses. The first film is about the monastery of Tatev. Tatev Monastery (Armenian: Տաթևի վանք) is an Armenian monastery complex of the late 9th – early 10th centuries …

Armenia, The Birthplace of Wine – The Guardian

Armenia, The Birthplace of Wine

On February 7, 2016, the prestigious British newspaper “The Guardian” published an article in which Armenia was mentioned as a likely birthplace of wine since it was in this country that the oldest wine cellars in the world were found in Areni-1 cave. “It was here, in modern-day Armenia in 2011, that archaeologists discovered the …

Ancient Armenian New Year – Navasard

The ancient Armenian New Year – the holiday Navasard – was celebrated on August 11. This holiday symbolized the victory of the legendary patriarch of the Armenian people Hayk over the Babylonian tyrant Bel.

The ancient Armenian New Year – the holiday Navasard – was celebrated on August 11. This holiday symbolized the victory of the legendary patriarch of the Armenian people Hayk over the Babylonian tyrant Bel. According to Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi, in 2492 BC, the victory of Hayk over Bel marked the beginning of the country …

A Strong Armenian is an Armed Armenian

A Strong Armenian is an Armed Armenian

If you are not armed, you are always weak and defenseless. Weapons are a privilege of a free man. No one will protect you better than yourself. Armenians have been deprived of the right to carry weapons for many centuries. Presently, using arms should be taught not only to soldiers but also to civilians. Do …