Category «Culture»

The oldest house in Constantinople belonged to the Kavafians

The oldest surviving house in Constantinople is considered living proof of Turkish architecture. In all architectural textbooks, the author Sedat Eldem is presented as an irrefutable fact of the above. It didn’t work again! It turned out somehow inconvenient but it was recently revealed that the house belonged to the Kavafian family and was built …

When you criticize the Armenian nation

When you criticize the Armenian nation

When you criticize the Armenian nation, I would like to list the names of all the saints of the Armenian people and ask – are not all these saints, devoted people, pure in soul and thoughts, from your people? The images of these people are embroidered on the flags of the cities of the world. …

CNN The Silk Road: Armenian carpets

CNN The Silk Road: Armenian carpets

CNN explores the rich traditions of Armenian carpet weaving. Over time, the ancient craft turned into a multimillion-dollar industry. Traditionally, wall hangings and floor carpets have been used in Armenia since ancient times. Interior walls, sofas, chairs, beds and tables were decorated with carpets. Until now, carpets are often used as curtains and decoration of …

Jukhtavank monastery in the dense forests of Dilijan

Jukhtavank monastery in the dense forests of Dilijan

April in Jukhtakvank. In the dense forests of Dilijan this small monastery, beautiful in its modesty and simplicity, is hidden. The name comes from the word “jhukht” which means “couple”, since the complex includes two buildings: Surb Astvatsatsin and Surb Grigor churches. On the walls of Surb Astvatsatsin, there are chronicle inscriptions from which it …

Komitas – Documentary

Komitas - Documentary

A short documentary film directed by Ashot Poghosyan about the life and work of the great Armenian composer, music theorist and ethnographer Komitas (Soghomonyan Soghomon 1869-1935). Two versions of the tape are available to the viewer: in Russian and in Armenian. Source vstrokax.net Translation Art-A-Tsolum Komitas Հայերեն Komitas Russian version

Procopius about the Armenians

Procopius about the Armenians

Procopius, a 6th century historiographer, wrote: “… Until 474, the Roman emperors, when selecting their bodyguards, taking into account the dignity of the people, gave preference to the Armenians! Armenians are the only people who bequeaths their souls to God, their hearts to their families, and their bodies to their Motherland! Armenians are the people …

Language spreads through culture

Language spreads through culture

In 1965, in the context of the UN Year of International Cooperation, Margaret Mead proposed using the Armenian language as an international language, instead of Esperanto, an artificial language created specifically for international use. Mao Zedong was in favor, but first demanded 30 million teachers of the Armenian language. In general, languages are spread through …

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 …