Category «Culture»

A Journey Among the Armenians – Philip Marsden

A Journey Among the Armenians

“Do you know what is the hobby of Armenians?” asked the engineer, driving the car along the central street of Bourj Hammoud. “What is it?” “Building. When a Lebanese gets money, he buys clothes or a car. But an Armenian… They buy bricks and put them together one by one.” His words were true — …

Armenia Is a Wonderland – Rockwell Kent

Armenia Is a Wonderland

“Armenia is a wonderland… If asked where any more miracles can be found on our planet, I would name, first of all, Armenia… One can hardly be surprised that in such a small corner of the world, one can meet such monuments and such people that can become an ornament and an object of pride …

Ancient Armenian Coins

Ancient Armenian Coins

It is known from history that during the reign of Seleucid King Antiochus the Great (223-187 BC), Artashes, a prominent Seleucid military leader, was appointed the governor of Armenia and was nominally subservient to the Seleucid king. Because the war with Rome greatly weakened the Seleucid Empire (in particular, in the battle of Magnesia in …

Armenian Typography in Turkey

Armenian Typography in Turkey

Armenians were among the first to use the invention of Johannes Gutenberg, a German inventor who introduced printing to Europe. Since 1512, in countries of the world where there were Armenian communities, Armenian printing houses have been established, and books have been printed in Armenian. The Ottoman Empire was also involved in this process. In …

Mher Mkrtchyan – Silence That Everyone Understood

Mher Mkrtchyan – Silence

Mher Mkrtchyan’s performance of the role of Baghdasar in the 1600-seat theater in Los Angeles made a stunning impression on non-Armenian viewers as well. “After the scene of madness… I stayed on the stage for one minute and was silent for three minutes. At first, I looked at the viewers, thinking about what kind of …

Arno Babajanyan’s Last Interview

Arno Babajanyan's Last Interview

Below is the last interview of the People’s Artist of the USSR, outstanding composer Arno Harutyunovich Babajanyan which he gave in the fall of 1983 in the House of Composers in Dilijan. The interview was conducted by National Artist of Armenia, founder and first announcer of the Armenian Television Nara Surenovna Shlepchyan. This is a …

Armenian National Costumes

Armenian National Costumes

You can publish an infinite number of paintings, thumbnails, and photos featuring Armenian national costumes. However, rather than to show the variety of Armenian costumes, the main idea of this material is to let readers know about the erroneous identification of the Armenian national costume as a kind of traditional Caucasian costume. There is nothing …

The Courage and Faith of the Armenian Christians During the Genocide of 1915 – “Armenian Bread”

The Courage and Faith of the Armenian Christians

The film “Armenian Bread” by Armen Gasparyan was presented at the documentary competition of the XVI International Festival “Radonezh” with the support of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Cooperation) in Armenia in December 2011. The film tells about the culture and values of the Armenian people. For centuries, Armenians, having no statehood, have managed …