Category «History»

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 …

Arthur Edmund Carewe, a Legend of Silent Movies

Arthur Edmund Carewe, a Legend of Silent Movies

Arthur Edmund Carewe (Hovsep Hovsepyan) was born on December 30, 1884, in the city of Trabzon. The Hovsepyan family was the backbone of the Armenian aristocracy. Hovsep’s father Garo was the most influential banker in the Ottoman Empire. Unfortunately, his father did not see the birth of his son as he was killed during the …

Yarkhushta, Ancient Armenian Military Dance

Yarkhushta, Ancient Armenian Military Dance

The military dance Yarkhusta is extremely musical, playful, and verbal. It belongs to the so-called “tsap” dance type (ծափ տալ – to clap). The “tsap” dances are ancient military dances, which include Tak Yarkhushta, Slivani Yarkhushta, Khazani Yarhkushta, and several others. In the Yarkushta dances, the main movements are accented by hits of the palms …

My Credo – Garegin Nzhdeh (Excerpts)

My Credo – Garegin Nzhdeh (Excerpts)

“If we are capable of connecting with a nation spiritually, we can say that our soul has acquired the ability to empathize with nations. I will profess truth. But if my people do not do the same, they will face frequent discord and even separation. I accept that everyone who selfishly puts his “I” above …

Dutch Newspaper Reporting on Armenian Massacres – 28-05-1915

Dutch Newspaper Reporting on Armenian Massacres

Dutch newspaper “Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant” reported on the Armenian massacres with two articles in their 05-28-1915 edition. The English translation of the reports is as follows:  Prosecutions of Christians in Armenia The British press bureau announced that the governments of the UK, France, and Russia had made the following public statement: During the past month, …

Armenia and the Arab Caliphates

Armenia and the Arab Caliphates

In the middle of the 7th century, a new state based on a recently created religion called Islam was established. At the peak of its power, the Arab Caliphate (the Umayyad Caliphate, to be precise) covered the land from Spain to India. At one time, it was the largest political entity. In Armenia, the Arabs …