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Racist Graffiti On An Armenian Church In Constantinople

Racist Graffiti On An Armenian Church

The Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople (Istanbul) has reported a new act of vandalism on its official Facebook page. On the walls and thresholds of the Armenian Church of St. Archangels in the Balat district of Constantinople, inscriptions and drawings have recently appeared, containing hateful expressions and manifestations of racism. The Armenian Patriarchate noted that these …

The UK Newsletter “Bible In The World” On The Resistance Of Armenians On Musa Dag

The UK Newsletter "Bible In The World"

Since 1804, the British publishing organization B.F.BS has published the bulletin “The Bible in the World”. This bulletin has contained information on the activities of its representatives around the world along with reports on notable events in the areas where they have been dispatched. A newsletter published in January 1916 states that 5,000 Armenian residents …

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 …