Category «History»

Gugark – One of the 15 Provinces of Ancient Armenia

Gugark – One of the 15 Provinces of Ancient Armenia

From the 2nd century BC, located in the upper reaches of the Kura River, Gugark has been one of the 15 provinces of Greater Armenia. Currently, this territory is located within modern Georgia, Turkey, and Armenia. According to Strabo, the region was taken away from the Iberians in the 170s BC by the Armenian king …

Nakhichevan Should Be Returned to Armenia

Nakhichevan Should Be Returned to Armenia

Nakhichevan is the cradle of Armenian civilization. The name of the city and the region comes from the Armenian prefix “nakh” and the word “ijevan”, which means “the place of the first landing.” For many centuries, Nakhichevan has been the center of the eponymous gavar (district) belonging to the Greater Armenian nahang (province) of Vaspurakan. …

World Scientists About Tigran II The Great

“When we talk about the history of Armenia, we must first of all understand that we are talking about a great civilization. Tigran the Great was without a doubt the wisest and bravest king of his era. At the same time, as a commander, Tigran eclipsed Marcus Licinius Crassus and Mithridates of Pontus.” Karl Shipman, …

Armenia in the 8th Century – Desperate Resistance to the Saracens

Armenia in the 8th Century

In the 8th century, a regime of cruel oppression and heavy requisitions was established in Yerevan, as well as throughout Armenia. As chronicler Ghevond writes: “Abdallah tortured everyone with violence and oppression and brought them to poverty, demanding taxes even from the dead. He terribly tormented widows and orphans. He also subjected priests and ministers …

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian – Armenian Fedayi

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian – Armenian Fedayi

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian was born in Karin (now Erzurum) in 1858. He graduated from the Armenian school in Karin. He was a member of the organization “Pashtpan Hayrenyats” (“Defenders of Fatherland”). In 1889, he collaborated with Uno (Harutyun Ter-Martirosyan). In 1890, he took part in the campaign of S. Kukunyan. In 1895, during the massacre …

The Manor of Prince Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan in Chișinău

The Manor of Prince Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan

Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan Manor located near the city of Hîncești (near Chișinău, Moldova) opened to visitors in December 2015. The restoration of the huge manor built in the 19th century began in 2006. After 9 years of continuous work by famous architects from Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine, the manor acquired its former appearance. As the chairman …

Iran Supported Azerbaijan During the Artsakh War

Iran Supported Azerbaijan

In January 2016, the Iranian website Azarhia.org released a film on Iran’s support to Azerbaijan during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. The published video shows how the former General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Mansour Haqiqatpour in military uniform stands next to the former President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev and monitors the military exercises of …

On the Bright Name of Komitas

On the Bright Name of Komitas

To say that the world is not perfect means to say nothing. But it’s also clear that the “human eye” somehow gets used to this imperfection (in every society in its own way, depending on civilizational views, social status, or economic development). But about six months ago, I came across a phenomenon where a “little” …

Abrakunis – From the History of the Armenian City

Abrakunis – From the History

We present to your attention another victim of Azerbaijani vandalism. Before you is the Surb Karapet monastery in the town of Abrakunis in the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic. The photos have been taken in the 1980s. The rich and crowded Armenian city of Abrakunis was destroyed in 1604 by Shah Abbas. Its inhabitants were deported to …