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The “Kingdom of Ararat-Urartu” Documentary – Dispelling the False Theories

The “Kingdom of Ararat-Urartu” Documentary

The theory of Diakonoff and Piotrovsky regarding the existence of a separate state of Urartu in the territory of modern Armenia can be now considered completely false. Artak Movsisyan’s documentary is just a tiny drop in the ocean of information confirming the identity of Armenia with Urartu. The false theory of Diakonoff and Piotrovsky was …

The Handaberd Fortress – Artsakh

The Handaberd Fortress - Artsakh

The Handaberd fortress (Հանդաբերդ) is located in the Shahumyan district of Artsakh near the village of Knaravan, 600 meters from the right bank of the Lev River. It is located on the top of a wooded and steep mountain at an altitude of 1665 m. The only approach to the fortress is a path that …

Old Nautical Maps of the Black Sea Region with Armenia

Old Nautical Maps of the Black Sea Region with Armenia

Although the maps presented below were drawn in the 16th century, they all feature Armenia, which hasn’t yet existed as an autonomous state. Before the 16th century, the last independent Armenian country was the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, which fell in 1375. Taking this into account, the fact that the cartographers depicted Armenia as “Armenia” …

Hayk – the First Eponym of Armenians

Hayk – the First Eponym of Armenians

Movses Khorenatsi, referring to his sources in the book of Mara Abas Katin and the Armenian folklore, described the ancestor and the eponym of the Armenians Hayk in the following fashion: “This Hayk”, he wrote, “handsome and gracious, rich-haired and mighty, was known among the giants for his courage and spoke out against anyone who …

The Armenian Contribution to the History of the Byzantine Empire

The Armenian Contribution to the History of the Byzantine Empire

“…In the 10th century, the Armenian detachments were considered the best units of the Byzantine army.” “The main problems of Byzantine history”, Charles Dil, Moscow, 1947. “The military power, organization, and talent of the Byzantine Empire, that reliable and firm ground holding the whole splendor of the country, was completely Armenian.” “The Byzantine Empire on …

The Disappeared Enemies of the Armenians

The Disappeared Enemies of the Armenians

In ancient times, the Armenians had many enemies. All of them disappeared, even those that beat the Armenians in both numbers and power. From those empires, only ruins are left, and the only thing reminding about their inhabitants is memories of historians. One of these enemies were Babylonians living south of Armenia. The two states …