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Traditional Armenian Women’s Garments

Traditional Armenian Women’s Garments

Could you imagine that the traditional Armenian women’s garments feature versatile styles and a multitude of accessories? If one watches the below video, they would see both quite familiar clothes as well as completely unfamiliar examples of Armenian garments. The garments showcased in the video are mostly antique. The old Armenian styles probably spread throughout …

Wild Wheat in Armenia – Cereal Armenia

Wild Wheat in Armenia – Cereal Armenia

Among scientific circles, the territory of historical Armenia is considered the most likely homeland of wheat. Today, 3 kinds of wheat grow in the territory of Armenia: Triticum boeoticum, Triticum urartu, and Triticum araraticum. The latter two are indigenous to historical Armenia and feature over 110 subtypes. Wild wheat in Armenia was first discovered by …

Ancient Armenian Archers

Ancient Armenian Archers

Hitting their targets from 500 meters, the capable Armenian archers confronted armies of several thousand soldiers. Ancient cuneiform inscriptions describe how Sumerian rulers attempted to seize the Armenian Highlands in the 27th century BC. But they failed to conquer the capital of the local peoples, the ancestors of Armenians. The monuments of that era evidence …

The Country of Chens and “Ya-mei-ni-ya” – From China to Armenia Through the Silk Road

The Country of Chens and “Ya-mei-ni-ya”

The two ancient peoples – the Armenians and the Chinese – have been aware of each other’s existence from times immemorial. In Chinese, the name “Armenia” is pronounced as “Ya-mei-ni-ya” while its hieroglyphs mean “beautiful maid of Asia”. In its turn, some Armenian accounts, tales, and legends refer to China as the country of Chens, …

3D Reconstructions of Ancient Armenian Soldiers

3D Reconstructions of Ancient Armenian Soldiers

Although we don’t have much knowledge of the uniform and equipment of ancient Armenian soldiers, the below-presented 3D recreations were quite interesting to us. The military equipment of ancient Armenians has been undoubtedly designed with utmost meticulousness. Armenian soldiers wear nothing excessive as if their uniforms and equipment have been designed for each one of …

Recreation of Shroud of Turin – Ariel Agemian

Recreation of Shroud of Turin - Ariel Agemian

Ariel Agemian (1904 – 1963) has been an exceptionally talented Armenian artist. His recreation of the Shroud of Turin is considered to be the most precise in the scientific and research circles. Agemian was a representative of the school of academic art as well as a skillful master of composition. He created paintings on national …

Booze Traveler Jack Maxwell in Armenia – Documentary by Travel Channel

Booze Traveler Jack Maxwell in Armenia

In a quite informative and interesting film by the Travel Channel, a prestigious TV channel that operates internationally in 21 languages, booze traveler Jack Maxwell degusts Armenian beverages. Not every country can hold such a project, not to mention being featured in a documentary. “Although the excellent Armenian wine sparkles in the wine glasses, people …

Musical Instruments of the Armenian Highlands

Musical Instruments of the Armenian Highlands

Armenian people have created a multitude of musical instruments. A variety of tambourines and drums have been widely used throughout historical Armenia. The very first accounts of Armenian musical instruments come from ca. 3rd millennium BC. According to ancient manuscripts, several types of timpani have been used in rites dedicated to ancient Armenian goddess Anahit. …

“Urbatagirk”, the First Printed Armenian Book

“Urbatagirk”, the First Printed Armenian Book

“Urbatagirk” (Armenian: “Friday book”) was printed in Venice in 1512 thanks to the enlightening activities of Hakob Meghapart. Being written in Classical Armenian, “Urbatagirk” was the first printed book in the Armenian language. It is comprised of 124 pages, including 24 illustrations. The content of “Urbatagirk” is partly religious and partly secular and consists of …