Category «Interesting»

Map of Armenia By Fernão Vaz Dourado

Map of Armenia By Fernão Vaz Dourado

Portuguese cartographer Fernão Vaz Dourado’s map below depicts Lesser Armenia (Փոքր Հայք) and Greater Armenia (Մեծ Հայք). The main river tributaries extend through the Black and Caspian Seas, occupying territories that are now known as Georgia, Azerbaijan and most of eastern Turkey, including Mount Ararat. The map belongs to the third period of the old …

The Mysterious Armenian Alphabet

The Mysterious Armenian Alphabet

The Armenian alphabet is one of the most significant accomplishments of the Armenian nation. It was invented in 405 AD by Armenian linguist, theologian, statesman and hymnologist Mesrop Mashtots. Armenians appreciate and respect their alphabet and consider it a cultural miracle. But the most astonishing thing about the alphabet is its link with the periodic …

Mystery of Origin of Armenian People

Mystery of Origin of Armenian People

“Do you know who Armenian people are? They are people who among the whole mankind have the most mysterious history, “- Leon Blois. The Sumerian “myth” about the creation of Man attracts special attention: “Perhaps the most interesting result of the comparative analysis of the Sumerian poem and the Bible is the consequent explanation of …

Armenian Gampr Dog, The Ancient Wolfhound

Armenian Gampr Dog, The Ancient Wolfhound

Before presenting one the most ancient wolfhounds of the planet known as Armenian Gampr dog, the owner of one Violetta Gabrielyan sends greetings to the whole world with words “barev dzez” (բարև ձեզ – hello). “Absence of oil in Armenia is not a problem. Our oil is behind us on this beautiful hill near the …

Snake Wars – Ararat Plain

Snake Wars – Ararat Plain

This incident occurred not so long ago. Eyewitnesses have been talking about a big battle of snakes near the city of Vedi in Goravan State Sanctuary in Armenia. Huge hordes of snakes have been interwoven in a mortal battle so fiercely that the endless rumble of the action could have been heard throughout the whole …