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I do not seek recognition of my merits – Andranik

I do not seek recognition of my merits - Andranik

“I have never pursued my personal fortune and well-being. I have constantly sought only one thing – the freedom and prosperity of my nation. I do not seek recognition of my merits and only wish my people whom I have served my whole life to be happy.” Andranik Ozanyan was an exemplary commander. He was …

Paris Herouni About Armenian Alphabet and Written Language

Paris Herouni About Armenian Alphabet

If you ask now somebody in present Armenia (from children up to Professors) ”who was Mesrop Mashtots?” everybody will answer: “The creator, the inventor of Armenian Alphabet”, because in all books, textbooks, encyclopedias is said the same. But it is wrong. In reality Mesrop Mashtots performed titanic work to restore and reestablish Armenian written language. …

Armenian Highland – Anthropological Data

Armenian Highland - Anthropological Data

Russian anthropologist V.V.Bounyak in his book ”Grania Annenica”· (Annenian Granium, P.H.) 1927, wrote: “Armenoid type (race) is known from the most early time and has wide dispersal in all regions of Mesopotamia, beginning from its South part up to source of Tigris and Euphrates, and further until West end of Anatolian peninsula, from the one …

Armenians and Slavs – Paris Herouni

Armenians and Slavs - Paris Herouni

“Slavs – the group of nations having kindred ancestry. This group includes: the East group (Russians, Ukrainians, Byelorussians), the West group (poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Lujichians), South group (Bulgarians, Serbs, Croats, Sloventses, Macedonians, Bosnians)”. The languages are Indo-European (of the Slavian group). “Russians – as also Ukrainians and Byelorussians, arose from the EastSlavian tribes and founded …

Armenians in Europe – The United Kingdom

Armenians in Europe – The United Kingdom

”The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has National regions: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland. In the I millennium BC on the territory of present U.K. lived Celts. In 5-6 cent. AD there have come Anglo-Saxons”. Anglo-Saxons were West-Saxes who came to the U.K. in 449 AD. Here they mixed with local population-Celts (or …

Aratta, the Home of Anahit (Inanna)

Aratta, the Home of Anahit (Inanna)

Aratta was a country located in the Ararat Plain. It occupied Lake Van along with other regions of the Armenian Highlands. In Sumerian mythology, Aratta was connected with the legendary names of kings Enmerkar and Lugalbanda, the first rulers of the city of Uruk (Erech, Orchoē, Orech). In the Sumerian literature, Aratta is described as …

Armenians in Europe – Germany – France

Armenians in Europe - Germany - France

“Germans – old tribes of Indo-European family of languages, lived in the first century BC between the North and Baltic Seas, rivers Rein, Danube and Visla, and in South Scandinavia, and had tribal system. In 4 – 6 cent. AD they captured a big part of West Roma Empire and formed some kingdoms: westgotian, ostgotian, …

Motif of the Double-Headed Eagle in Armenia

Motif of the Double-Headed Eagle in Armenia

As the name implies, the double-headed eagle is a fantastic image of an eagle with two heads looking in opposite directions. There are also variations of the eagles depicted in line one behind another with the back eagle’s head only being visible. The most ancient images of the double-headed eagle go back to the ancient …

Armenians in East and Iran

Armenians in East and Iran

Before the Great Deluge Armenians propagated not only to the South direction (Sumer, Phoenicia, Egypt, Ethiopia) and North direction (Kolhida, North Caucasus, Crimea), but also to the East direction (Iran, India, Middle Asia) and to the West, to whole Asia Minor (Armenia Minor, Kappadokia, Kilikia, Hlttite, Lydia, Troy). Everywhere Armenians taught local tribes culture, knowledge, …

When First Christians of Armenia Hid in Catacombs

When First Christians of Armenia Hid in Catacombs

Christianity appeared in Armenia when Jesus has still been alive. The legend of the correspondence between Armenian king Abgar V and Jesus is quite known. Besides, Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew preached Christianity in Armenia long before Trdat I acceded to the throne. The short reign of this monarch was characterized not only by prosecutions of …

Armenian and So-Called “Aramean” Alphabet

Armenian and So-Called "Aramean" Alphabet

Table 18 (see below) shows that all Alphabets come from Armenian Alphabet. In literature it is said that all Alphabets come from Phoenician, including socalled “Aramaean” Alphabet. Phoenicia as well as Kilikian, Hittites kingdoms and many other countries in West Asia and Anatolia were Armenian Kingdoms and from very old time spoke Armenian language and …

Developed Hierarchy of the Army of the Kingdom of Van

Developed Hierarchy of the Army of the Kingdom of Van

The hierarchy of the commanding staff of the army of the Kingdom of Van testifies to the high development of the armed forces of the kingdom. In particular, the army had a supreme commander-in-chief, his first and second deputies, commanders of regiments, and commanders of fifties. This hierarchy has been developing over several centuries. The …

Phoenicia (and Harries) – Paris Herouni

Phoenicia (and Harries) - Paris Herouni

Phoenicia (Փյունիկիյա = փ.յ.ու.ն.ի.կ.ի.յ.ա. = հավասար ես ունեմ իմ (ծովային) կեսը և կյանքը (ցամաքը)) is in Armenian: ”I have equal: the (sea) half and the life (land)”. Phoenicia was an Armenian State (Kingdom) from about 20 millennium BC until I century BC. Phoenicia was at East bank of Mediterranean sea in the place of the …