Category «Culture»

Eugenie Gyulbolyan – Student Of Komitas

Eugenie Gyulbolyan – Student Of Komitas

Eugenie’s father Varderes Atanesyan was a friend of Komitas and was arrested with him in Istanbul on April 24, 1915. Atanesyan was also the author of a unique exhibit stored in the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute since 1965. This exhibit is beads with the engraved names of Armenians exiled to the village of Chankiri in 1915. …

The Surb Karapet Church In The Rostov Oblast

The Surb Karapet Church

This building has seen a lot – the finish of its domes has disappeared, and only a few column bases have survived. From the painting fragments, one can only guess what kind of art murals have existed inside. Having only remnants of blacksmith work, one can only guess what the window gratings looked like. But …

The Harisa Dish – Armenian Cuisine

The Harisa Dish – Armenian Cuisine

Harisa has been prepared for the holiday of Navasard. On the 1st of the month of Navasard (August 11), the Armenians have celebrated the New Year, and harisa was an integral part of the festive table. Harisa was also an obligatory daily food for the army due to its nutritional value. The Armenian army has …

Azerbaijan Claims An Armenian Khachkar To Be Its Legacy

Azerbaijan Claims An Armenian Khachkar

Stop the falsifications! In 2011, famous traveler Vladimir Varfolomeev visited Baku where, as is inherent in any traveler, he would take a lot of photos. From the large number of buildings and monuments he captured, my attention was attracted by only one photograph. The caption to this photo reads: “Baku. Ancient plates in the Shirvanshah …

Leon Tadosyan’s Marble Palace In Tehran To Be Reopened

Leon Tadosyan's Marble Palace

Panorama.am reports that the Marble Palace, one of Tehran’s historic buildings and royal residences, will become open to the public after decades of inactivity. The Marble Palace was built in 1934-1937 by the order of Shah Reza Pahlavi. The Palace was based on the design of Iranian-Armenian architect Leon Tadosyan. After the Islamic Revolution of …

The Distorted History Of Armenian Dishes

The Distorted History

According to a statement made by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Oltu (Turkey), in 2009, Artvin was declared the place of origin of the cağ kebabı dish. This caused discontent among the residents of Erzurum (formerly Karin) and local kebab masters. Businessman Kemal Kokh stated that this unique food is a legacy of …

Film About Historical Armenia By Nairi Hokhikyan

Film About Historical Armenia

Below are shots of Armenians living in Sasun from the trailer to the film “Time of Return 5”. Nairi Hokhikyan’s film “Time of Return” features exclusive footage of Western Armenia and shows Armenians still living in the area and preserving their national identity. Armenians living in the Sasun mountains work hard to preserve the graves …

When Asked Where They Are From, They Answer: “We Are Hamshenis”

When Asked Where They Are From

Sergey Vardanyan is a researcher at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. He is also an ethnographer, folklorist, the vice president of the charity community organization “Hamshen”, and editor-in-chief of the monthly newspaper “Dzayn Hamshenakan”. Below is the transcription of his interview with the …

The Statue To Gregory the Illuminator In The Vatican

The Statue To Gregory the Illuminator

The Vatican monument to Gregory the Illuminator is a magnificent marble sculpture 5.7 meters high and weighing more than 26 tons. The author of this sculpture is Armenian-French sculptor Khachik Gazanchyan. The statue was opened and consecrated by Pope John Paul II on January 19, 2005. The Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia Nerses Bedros XIX …

About The Armenian In Boccaccio’s “The Decameron”

About The Armenian In Boccaccio’s

In one of the most significant literary monuments of the Renaissance, “The Decameron” of Giovanni Boccaccio (1352-1354), not only is Cilician Armenia mentioned, but the protagonist of one of the short stories is a young Armenian who was kidnapped by pirates from the coast of Ayas in childhood and sold into slavery. The boy along …

The Armenian Holy Mother Of God Church In Nice, France

The Armenian Holy Mother

The Armenian Apostolic Church in Nice is represented by the Holy Mother of God Church (Surb Astvatsatsin Church) located on Madeleine Boulevard in the “Armenian Quarter”. The nearby bus stop interestingly is called “Cité Armeniénne” (“Armenian City”). The church was established mainly at the expense of philanthropist Tigran Chamkertyan. It was built by Armenian refugees …