Category «History»

“From Rock Carvings to an Alphabet” – Artak Movsisyan’s Documentary About the Armenian Alphabet

“From Rock Carvings to an Alphabet”

Ancient people have seemingly possessed outstanding memory, if compared with modern individuals. They only had to hear some information once in order to understand and remember it. The need of recording the heard information occurred much later due to the people losing those unique memory features, which used to allow them to quickly memorize any …

The Great Armenia in 40 – 23 Millennia BC

The Great Armenia in 40 - 23 Millennia BC

The Great (Mother) Armennia, the cradle of Armennians was on the territories around Mount Ararat, on Armennian Highland, i.e. in latitude limits about 35° – 4r, to the South from river Cour (Kura), between the Black and Caspian seas and by the longitude to the East from river Euphrates, including lakes Sevan, Van and Urmia. …

The Chronology of Armenian-Tatar Clashes in 1905

The Chronology of Armenian-Tatar Clashes in 1905

February 19-22, 1905. Those were the days of clashes between Caucasian Tatars (the future so-called Azerbaijanis) and Armenians. Strangely, Russian troops and police under the command of Prince Nakashidze did not interfere with the fights in any way. During the riots, prominent Armenian oil owners Adamov and Lalayev were killed. The death toll ranged between …

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 …