Category «History»

Commander Narses – Conqueror of Rome

Commander Narses – Conqueror of Rome

Commander Narses (478-573) was a Romanized Armenian general and an influential court official of the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian I. Along with Belisarius, he was one of the great generals in service of the Byzantine Emperor. Narses was born presumably in 478 in the territory of Armenia, which was then part of Sassanian Persia. …

The Losses of Armenians in 1890-1938 – The Deadly “Bacilli” Are Still Alive

The Losses of Armenians in 1890-1938

Armenians, Greeks, Yezidis, and Assyrians remained under the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. Our people suffered the greatest losses and lost their native land. From 1890 to 1923, the casualties of the Armenian people reached three million three hundred thousand. In the mentioned period, we had three Catholicosates (Etchmiadzin, Cilicia, Akhtamar), three patriarchies (Constantinople, Jerusalem, …

Armenians in Venice – Philip Marsden

Armenians in Venice – Philip Marsden

It was cold in Venice. Small islands of ice in some places floated in the canals; they were slowly blown down into the lagoon by the current, like paper litter swollen in water. Nobody lingered on the streets – the squares were empty. The reason for this was not only the cold. From the balcony …

To the Centenary of the Armenian University

To the Centenary of the Armenian University

On May 16, 1919, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Armenia decided to establish a university in Yerevan. The last university in Armenia, the Tatev University, had been shut down back in the 15th century as a result of violent actions by foreign invaders. After a long break lasting five centuries, the leaders …

Russian Myth of WWII – Mnatsakan Khachatryan

Russian Myth of WWII

Do not be surprised, but there are still enough people in the Armenian society who are blindly in love with or are deceived or biased fans of the Russian-Bolshevik propaganda that has been deeply implanted in the consciousness of a certain group of people. The zombie program is planted so deeply that even the most …

Hovhannes Tumanyan – Traveler of Eternity

The below documentary tells about the life and activity of Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan (1869-1923). Tumanyan was born in the village of Dsegh in the Lori region. In his youth, he ended up in Tiflis and found himself in social, political, and cultural turmoil. The famous poet was also an active public figure, for which …

The Union of David Bek With The Shah of Iran Against the Turks

In 1714, David Bek supported Vakhtang VI of Kartli in his struggle against the Lezgins, after which the people of Artsakh recalled David Bek from Georgia. He headed the Artsakh Military Council. David Bek appointed prominent commander Mkhitar a sparapet. Ter-Avetis, Parsadai, Toro, and Karabakh meliks Yegan-Melik Avankhanyan and Avan-Yuz-bashi Babanyan became commanders of military …

The Leaders of the Recalcitrant Zeytun

The Leaders of the Recalcitrant Zeytun

On the photo above are the leaders of the 1862 Zeytun uprising – Prince Ghazar Shovroian, Priest Movses Khachukents, and Prince Astvatsatur Yenitunian. The city and province of Zeytun were located in the Highlands of Cilicia, at an inaccessible height, 40 kilometers northwest from the city of Marash. For almost two and a half centuries, …