Category «Interesting»

The Statue Of Liberty Made From Akhtala Copper?

The Statue Of Liberty Made From Akhtala Copper?

In 1887, France acquired Armenia’s Akhtala deposit of non-ferrous metals located in Lori Province. The joint-stock company Compagnie Francaise Mines D’Akhtala was established here to manage the mines. Copper was mined mainly by the Greeks and Armenians living in the province. Most of the raw materials would be exported to France. Due to this, some …

The Result Of Indifference To The Past

The Result Of Indifference To The Past

The film “Eternal Call” was released in 1973. It was based on the novel of the same name by Anatoly Ivanov. I will give one passage from the book that was not included in the film (words of former tsarist officer Lakhnovsky): “…The main goal is to foster indifference to the past… And when there …

An Unknown Fresco In The Etchmiadzin Cathedral

An Unknown Fresco

During restoration works in Armenian Apostolic Church’s Cathedral in Etchmiadzin which had been going on for several months, a previously unknown fresco was discovered. A fresco depicting the twelve apostles was found on the wall of the cathedral. Before being sent for lab examination, it will be covered by fabric for damage prevention. “Now, we …

The Legend of Gosh Monastery – Goshavank

The Legend of Gosh Monastery

In the times when lawlessness prevailed on this earth, archimandrite Mkhitar Gosh became an example of moral purity and perseverance for Armenians. He was honest and straightforward and also thoroughly educated. Mkhitar was a frequent guest of Armenian princes, but even simple people were attracted to him. However, the Catholicos of Caucasian Albania disliked Mkhitar, …

Ways to Decipher Armenian Cryptograms

Ways to Decipher Armenian Cryptograms

We present to your attention a very interesting film on decrypting Armenian cryptograms. It turns out that this is not at all difficult. The film’s scriptwriter is Samvel Karapetyan, editor is Trdat Karapetyan, and composer is Aydina Davudi. A cryptogram is a type of puzzle that consists of a small piece of encrypted text. Typically, …

“Ruins of Armenia. Ani” – The First Photo Album of the Ancient Capital by Hovhannes Kyurkchyan – 1880

“Ruins of Armenia. Ani” – The First Photo Album

Hovhannes Kyurkchyan was the first Armenian photographer to shoot Ani and to make the first photo album with its sceneries. The unique card compilation “Ruins of Armenia. Ani” (“Ruines d’Arménie. Ani”) was printed in Vienna, but the title page of the compilation and stereoscopic maps contain the name of Kyurkchyan’s hometown Yerevan. The inscriptions to …

There Was No Biblical Period in the History of Israel

There Was No Biblical Period in the History of Israel

The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” published a sensational statement made by famous archaeologist Professor Ze’ev Herzog. The duke claims that a biblical period has never existed in the history of Israel. According to his statements, there was no exodus from Egypt, no wanderings around Sinai, no siege of Jericho by Joshua, and no great power of …

Cosmic Ray Research Station on Top of Mount Aragats

Cosmic Ray Research Station

A stone vishap (dragon stone) installed on the shores of the mountain Kari Lake is five thousand years old. The terrible vishap – the silent guardian of the water element – is today perceived somewhat differently: it is considered an unshakable bridge between the past, the present, and the future. It symbolizes the connection of …

The Gavazan – The Mystery of Tatev Monastery

Armenia is an open-air museum and a country of mysteries. Do we know everything that is to be known about the Armenian sights? Temples, monasteries, fortresses… Tatev Monastery is now the most popular of them. On the rocky cape surrounded by the picturesque gorge of the Vorotan River sits the 9th-century Tatev Monastery. Tatev Monastery, …