Category «Interesting»

Map of the Caucasus by Christopher Weigel – 1720

Map of the Caucasus by Christopher Weigel – 1720

German printer and engraver Christopher Weigel portrayed the Armenian territory as a land between the Caspian and Black Seas. Armenia has been greatly heartened up by the emergence of a new generation of artists, lyricists, and songwriters led by the legendary Armenian musician and poet Sayat-Nova. British historian and author Christopher J. Walker writes in …

Mount Ara and Cave of Resurrection

Mount Ara and Cave of Resurrection

The representation of the Armenian Highlands as the region feeding Western Asia strengthened in early Chalcolithic when the trade relations between the Near Eastern states became more intense. The piece of territory that supplied Mesopotamia with not only water but also metals, woods, dyes, and building materials has become increasingly considered legendary. This belief was …

Ancient Petroglyphs of Armenia

Ancient Petroglyphs of Armenia

The multitude of rock carvings (also known as petroglyphs) discovered in Armenia testifies to the millennia-old history of the rock art in the region. In the Armenian Highlands, the petroglyphic art has developed since the Neolithic and has peaked in the Bronze Age. Apart from artistic purposes, rock carvings have been a communication means because …

Armenia in a 1710 Atlas

Armenia in a 1710 Atlas

In 1705-10, a renowned French cartographer, scientist, and writer Henri Chatelain in cooperation with Nicolas Gueudeville published a monumental work named “Atlas Historique, Ou Nouvelle Introduction A l’Histoire, à la Chronologie & à la Géographie Ancienne & Moderne” (“Historical atlas and new introduction to the history, chronology, ancient & modern geography”). Considered a brief geographic …

History of Armenia in Art

History of Armenia in Art

The history of each nation is somewhat reflected in its culture and art. But some nations’ history leaves its marks only within a country, while the history of others becomes deeply imprinted in the culture of other nations or even the whole world. For Armenians, it is definitely honoring that the map of their country …

Booze Traveler Jack Maxwell in Armenia – Documentary by Travel Channel

Booze Traveler Jack Maxwell in Armenia

In a quite informative and interesting film by the Travel Channel, a prestigious TV channel that operates internationally in 21 languages, booze traveler Jack Maxwell degusts Armenian beverages. Not every country can hold such a project, not to mention being featured in a documentary. “Although the excellent Armenian wine sparkles in the wine glasses, people …

Musical Instruments of the Armenian Highlands

Musical Instruments of the Armenian Highlands

Armenian people have created a multitude of musical instruments. A variety of tambourines and drums have been widely used throughout historical Armenia. The very first accounts of Armenian musical instruments come from ca. 3rd millennium BC. According to ancient manuscripts, several types of timpani have been used in rites dedicated to ancient Armenian goddess Anahit. …

Ancient Town Discovered at the Bottom of Lake Sevan

Ancient Town Discovered at the Bottom of Lake Sevan

Archaeologists discovered the ruins of an ancient settlement at the bottom of Lake Sevan in Armenia. Experts think that it has been submerged underwater for thousands of years. According to the researchers, the underwater city contained “stone carved art, some kind of writing, burial places, and even large ‘concrete-like’ slabs that resemble streets.” At the …

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 …