Category «Culture»

Armenia exists only thanks to the Armenian warrior

Armenia exists only thanks to the Armenian warrior

Battle of Aparan in 1918 May 23 – 29, Sardarapat battle – 1918 May 21-29 … etc. In no war – battle, the Armenian soldier was not defeated. Defeat always came from within, from weakening ambitions, from black envy, from insane mania not to share … We did not consolidate our victories and were not …

Zakaria Shakhrimanyan – One of the founders of the Fantasy genre

Zakaria Shakhrimanyan - One of the founders of the Fantasy genre

Zakaria Shakhrimanyan is Astvatsatur’s son, born in 1708. Place of birth Venetian Republic – Italian-Armenian writer, philosopher, translator. Considered one of the founders of the Fantasy genre. The book is called Enrico Vanton’s Journey to the World of Monkeys and Sharks. Most likely the design of the book also belongs to him. Sukias Torosyan Translation …

Dagger of Garegin Nzhdeh

Dagger of Garegin Nzhdeh

Thousands of times it is correctly said that “the weapon is not intended for the cunning, but for the brave.” And although today’s weapons are predominantly mathematical, but the fate of armies today and tomorrow and forever is determined by the human spirit. Garegin Nzhdeh Photo courtesy of Nana Herouni Translated Art-A-Tsolum

Photo of an Armenian church in Iran won the prestigious Wiki Loves Monuments competition

Photo of an Armenian church in Iran won the prestigious Wiki Loves Monuments competition

Photo of the Armenian Catholic Church of St. John in Iran, authored by Farzin Izaddust Dar, won the annual international prestigious photo competition Wiki Loves Monuments 2020. “In harmony between nature and culture, the church seems to float against a snowy background,” says the description of the photo. “This picture is absolutely amazing,” said one …

Zambaccian Museum – One Of The Most Famous Museums In Bucharest, Romania

Zambaccian Museum – One Of The Most Famous Museums In Bucharest, Romania

The Zambaccian Museum located at Zambaccian St in Bucharest, Romania, is one of the most prominent museums in the city. The museum is named after Romanian-Armenian collector and art critic Krikor Zambaccian (1889-1962) who owned approximately 240 expensive paintings and sculptures authored by the likes of Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Eugène Delacroix, Pierre Bonnard, Jean-Baptiste-Camille …

Shirakavan – Capital Of Bagratid Armenia

Shirakavan – Capital Of Bagratid Armenia

In the 9th century, Shirakavan (Շիրակավան) was the capital of the Armenian kingdom of the Bagratids and remained so for 40 years. In the 9th century, the Bagratids managed to conquer Armenia from the Arab Caliphate. In 885, Ashot I Bagratuni acceded to the throne, and both the Caliph and the Byzantine emperor were forced …

Historical Photo – The Last Caretaker Of The Monastery Of Holy Apostles In Mush At The Tombstones Of Mushegh And Vahan Mamikonyans

Historical Photo – The Last Caretaker

In the courtyard of the monastery of the Holy Apostles in Mush, at the tombstone of Mushegh and Vahan Mamikonyans once stood Vardan Vardapet, the last caretaker of the monastery and a defender of the Armenian liberation struggle and the fedayi troops. In 1915, the genocidal Turks invaded the monastery of the Holy Apostles in …

Lost Monastery Of Tsarakar – Historical Armenia

Lost Monastery Of Tsarakar – Historical Armenia

Not far from the village of Chukuraia (modern Turkey), 5 kilometers from the city of Kechror (Gabeganq, Ayrarat province of Greater Armenia), the ancient Armenian monastery complex Tsarakar was discovered. Only ruins remain from this monastic structure, unfortunately. The complex consisted of a church, which had several entrances connected to each other, at least six …

Armenian Miniature In Ancient Manuscripts

Armenian Miniature In Ancient Manuscripts

Most Armenian manuscript books have been stolen and destroyed. The miraculously surviving samples of handwritten treasures are carefully preserved. The largest collection of manuscripts is kept in the Matenadaran repository of ancient manuscripts in Yerevan, Armenia. About 10 thousand of the surviving 25 thousand manuscripts are illustrated, of which 5-7 thousand are full miniatures. The …