Category «History»

A Regime Conceals Its Erasure of Indigenous Armenian Culture

A Regime Conceals Its Erasure of Indigenous Armenian Culture

A groundbreaking forensic report tracks Azerbaijan’s recent destruction of 89 medieval churches, 5,840 intricate cross-stones, and 22,000 tombstones. In April 2011, when a US Ambassador traveled to Azerbaijan, on the southwestern edge of the former USSR, he was denied access to the riverside borderland that separates this South Caucasus nation from Iran. But it was …

Library of Congress Digitizes Two 18th Century Armenian-Language Maps

Library of Congress Digitizes Two 18th Century Armenian-Language Maps

The Library of Congress has recently digitized two Armenian-language maps of Africa and Europe from the 18th century, completing the four-map set of the world that also includes Asia and America. The maps reflect the knowledge of the period’s European cartographers and the ways in which they conveyed it (including pictorial representation of points of interest). Prepared by Elia …

Battle of Manzikert and the invasion of the Seljuk Turks in Armenia

Battle of Manzikert and the invasion of the Seljuk Turks in Armenia

Battle of Manzikert, (26 August 1071), battle in which the Byzantines under the emperor Romanus IV Diogenes were defeated by the Seljuq Turks led by the sultan Alp-Arslan (meaning “Heroic Lion” in Turkish). It was followed by Seljuq conquest of most of Anatolia (Armenian highlands) and marked the beginning of the end for the Byzantine Empire as a militarily viable state. Spurred by Seljuq raids and incursions into Byzantine-ruled Anatolia (Armenian …

Baglivi Georgius born Giorgio Armeno

Baglivi Georgius born Giorgio Armeno

Baglivi Georgius (b. Republic of Dubrovnik [now a part of Yugoslavia], 8 September 1668; d Rome, Italy, 15 june 1707 biology. Baglivi’s family name was Armeno, which probably indicates that his father was of Armenian origin. His parents were Blasius Armeno and Anna de Lupis, repectable but poor merchants who both died in 1670; Georgius and his …

World War I: Memories of the Last Survivors

World War I: Memories of the Last Survivors

Guillaume Perrier, Steven Morris, Anna Günther, Carlo Bologna and Wojciech Bielawa In a special project with four other Europa newspapers, we talk to some of the few who still recall those momentous events ‘God let me live so that I could tell the story’Ovsanna Kaloustian Turkey The diminutive old woman does not go out in Marseille much …

The Group of Missak Manouchian

The Group of Missak Manouchian

21st Feb 1944 Missak Manouchian and twenty-one comrades were shot at Fort Mont-Valérien, on the outskirts of Paris. Missak Manouchian (1906-1944) survived one genocide and then gave his life fighting to stop another. He was born in Adiyaman, in Ottoman-ruled Armenia, on 1st September 1906. The son of Armenian peasants, Manouchian’s parents were both murdered …

War crime SS Azerbaijan in Poland in 1944

Post about history. War crime SS Azerbaijan in Poland 1944.Azeri volunteers suppressed the Warsaw Uprising January 29, 1944, Heinz Reinefarth was assigned as SS and Police Leader in Reichsgau Wartheland (the pre-war Polish Greater Poland Voivodeship, annexed by Germany in 1939). In this post, he was responsible for the organised repression against Poles and other …

The Story Of The Gevorgyan Family From Khotorjur

The Story Of The Gevorgyan Family From Khotorjur

The Gevorgyan family was one of the prominent families living in the Khotorjur village group in the Kiskim district of Erzurum province. On the eve of the Armenian Genocide there were 978 Armenian houses in 9 quarters of Khotorjur, with a population of 6,906 mostly Catholic Armenians. The Gevorgyans’ grandfather, Serob (born in 1824, in …

Hidden Yerevan – Chapel-tomb of St. Ananias

Hidden Yerevan - Chapel-tomb of St. Ananias

Hidden Yerevan. Chapel-tomb of St. Ananias. It is located on the territory of the Surb Zoravor church complex. The chapel has been known since the 9th-10th centuries; a chapel-tomb was built on the relics of the apostle St. Ananias, which was once a famous pilgrimage site. People have come here for centuries with the hope …

Army Temple – Armenian Monastery Complex

Army Temple - Armenian Monastery Complex

An army temple, an Armenian monastery complex in Historical Armenia in the province of Taik (in the village of Banak (Penek) in the Erzurum-Karin region. In the 16th century, as a result of the invasion of the Turks, the monastery was abandoned and later destroyed. The army settlement was located in the Berdatspor region of …

Ani – The capital of medieval Armenia

Ani - The capital of medieval Armenia

Ani – The capital of medieval Armenia, now occupied by Turkey, currently lies in ruins and deserted. Ani is located in the Kars province, near the border with Armenia. It was once the capital of the medieval Armenian kingdom, covering most of modern Armenia and the east of Turkey. The city was known as the …